Fa­tal crash

The Northland Age - - Front Page -

A 62-year-old Far North man died af­ter los­ing con­trol of his car on SH1 north of Umaw­era in the early hours of yes­ter­day morn­ing. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice he had swerved to avoid a small an­i­mal, pos­si­bly a pos­sum, the ve­hi­cle run­ning into the road­side drain and flip­ping. The driver was con­scious and re­spon­sive when emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived, but died while be­ing treated in a St John am­bu­lance, be­fore a res­cue he­li­copter ar­rived. The Far North’s road toll for the year so far now stands at 10, and North­land’s at 24.

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