UPDATED: Thames Coast Rd crash

UPDATED – 4.25pm: The woman who was trapped in her vehicle after it left the Thames Coast Rd is now being transported to hospital.

Fire Service Northern Communications Centre shift commander Steve Smith says the woman was extracted from the vehicle just a short time ago.


Emergency services have extracted a woman with serious injuries who became trapped inside her vehicle after it left the Thames Coast Rd and became stuck on a rock. Photo: Google Maps

Fire crews are still in attendance and are working with other emergency services to stabilise the vehicle,” says Steve. “They are also working to make sure that the site is safe.”

“The woman who was trapped inside the vehicle is now with ambulance staff and currently being transported to hospital.”

Steve confirms the crash happened 1km north of Te Mata.

EARLIER - 3.13pm:

Police in the Coromandel are being kept busy today after another vehicle crash, this time on the Thames Coast Rd this afternoon.

One woman with serious injuries is currently trapped inside the vehicle, which had left the road near Te Mata and was now stuck on a rock.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and are working to stabilise and secure the vehicle.

Waikato District Command Centre senior sergeant Andrew O’Reilly says details of the crash were limited.

But he says it is the second crash to have taken place on the Thames Coast Rd today, with a two car collision occurring two minutes south of Tapu.

“Two cars have collided, however there were zero injuries from the crash. One of the vehicles involved was a rental.”

In total there have been three vehicle crashes on the Peninsula today; two on Thames Coast Rd this afternoon and one on Tairua Whitianga Rd this morning.

The morning crash involved a car rolling into a bank, at about 11am. There were no reported any injuries.

SunLive will update this story once more information is available.


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