No result in sweeper crash

Investigations are continuing into a road sweeper truck crash which saw the vehicle roll into a ditch on Te Puna Station Road.

The road sweeper rolled about 200 metres from the intersection with Te Puna Road, about 3.30pm on August 16.

The road sweeper truck on its side on Te Puna Station Road. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

The driver was not injured in the crash, despite being initially reported as being trapped.

The truck rolled on a corner with a 45km/h speed advisory.

Police say it appears the truck driver failed to negotiate the corner.

Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says the matter is still under investigation.

“We hope to have a result sometime next week once the investigation is complete.”


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