Crash leaves car on side in Tauranga

A car is on its side following a crash on Edgecumbe Road in Tauranga this afternoon. Photos: Tracy Hardy

UPDATED 4.15PM: A vehicle was left on its side after clipping a parked car on Edgecumbe Road in Tauranga.

Senior constable Chris Hills says the sole occupant of the car walked away uninjured from the crash between Fifth and Sixth avenues which occurred shortly before 4pm.

“For whatever reason the occupant of the Kia Rio has struck the right rear corner of a parked Honda which has acted like a fulcrum, or a ramp if you’d like.

“She wasn’t trapped, but basically she couldn’t get out because she obviously couldn’t climb up out of the vehicle.”

Chris says the driver has been checked over by ambulance staff at the scene and was cleared of any injuries.

It is believed speed did not play a factor in the crash.


A car is on its side following a crash on Edgecumbe Road in Tauranga.

A witness at the scene says emergency services are currently at the scene of the crash which occured between Fifth and Sixth avenues. 

It is believed the crash occurred shortly after 3.45pm.

At this stage it is unknown if anyone has been injured as a result of the crash.

SunLive will update this story once more information is available.


There are no comments on this article.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now
Opinion Poll

We're not running a poll right now. Check back soon!