Driver ad­mit­ted to hospi­tal twice

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The 35-year-old Doubt­less Bay woman whose car ended up on its roof in the mid­dle of State High­way 1 at Awanui on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon was taken to Kaitaia Hospi­tal twice, first by St John am­bu­lance, then by po­lice.

She dis­charged her­self the first time, and was seen run­ning along Matthews’ Ave. Po­lice found her a short time later and re­turned her to the hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

Her in­juries were not se­ri­ous, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, while she re­fused to sup­ply blood for al­co­hol anal­y­sis.

A po­lice spokesman said the woman had been head­ing south a lit­tle be­fore 5pm when she over­took a num­ber of other ve­hi­cles, with very lit­tle room. When she re­turned to her lane she cut off the ve­hi­cle at the front of the line, then crashed into the drain opposite Dick Smith Loop Rd.

Her car flew some two me­tres into the air, rolling three or four times be­fore com­ing to rest on its roof.

The driver was thrown out of the ve­hi­cle as it rolled.

An­other mo­torist, who had been head­ing north, said her son was first to spot what was un­fold­ing. She braked, she said, but had to re­verse to avoid the tum­bling car crash­ing into her ve­hi­cle.

The woman from the rolled car was found in a ditch un­con­scious and with­out a pulse. The other mo­torist was about to per­form CPR when the woman groaned faintly.

ROAD BLOCK: State High­way 1 at Awanui was closed on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon by a sin­gle-car crash.

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