Awhitu accidents on the rise?

Below is a number of accidents we have reported on over the last three years, including this year. This is NOT all the accidents that have taken place there would have been a lot more. What is concerning is the number of serious accidents that have taken place when we are only half way into the year. Please take care on the roads, slow down, stay focussed on the road.

2018

01 January 2018 – Police notified of a crash at Awhitu/Kaihau roads. Two vehicles were involved and one person was reportedly in a serious condition and another person in a moderate condition.
26 January 2018 – Police called to Awhitu Road, Pollok when a motorcycle crashed. The Westpac Helicopter transported one person to hospital, in a serious condition.
4 March 2018 – Westpac Helicopter 2 crew tasked to Pollok on the Awhitu Peninsula to assist a boy involved in a head-on collision where one vehicle carrying five passengers collided with another vehicle. The boy suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Starship Hospital in a serious condition.
20 March 2018 – Two vehicles were involved in a head on collision on Awhitu Road. Four people were involved in the crash, with three of them taken to hospital. Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene to transport the patients.
24 March 2018 – Police alerted to a crash at the intersection of Tahuna Pa and Awhitu Roads. A car rolled and the two occupants received minor injuries.
16 May 2018 – Police attended a serious crash in Waiuku on Awhitu Road involving two vehicles. One person was in a critical condition. Two other people also received injuries. The Westpac helicopter attended the scene.

2017
01 February 2017 – A 27 year old female died in a car crash on Awhitu Road. The crash occurred 500 metres north west of West Coast Road, on Awhitu Road. The crash involved two vehicles and the sole occupant of one of the cars died at the scene. The other vehicle had two occupants, a 34 year old female and 18 month old child. The Mechanics Bay crew for Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were tasked to the crash.
11 March 2017 – An 87 year old driver lost control of vehicle at a corner on Awhitu Road near to Pollok. The corner had a 55km/hr speed limit, and it was said that the road was incredibly wet at the time. Fortunately, the driver suffered no injury.
30 April 2017 – Police, fire, ambulance and two Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopters were called to a two car crash at the intersection of Kaihau and Awhitu Roads in Waiuku. Three people were injured in the crash and two of these people were trapped in a vehicle for some time.
29 June 2017- A cow was killed after it was hit by a car on Awhitu Road, between Craig Rd and Gordon Rd. Fortunately, no one in the vehicle was injured.
15 October 2017 – Westpac 2 Helicopter crew tasked to Awhitu to assist a male patient in his teens who lost control of his vehicle and went down a bank, crashing into trees and suffering head injuries. He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

2016

August 2016 – Emergency services called to a crash on the corner of Awhitu Rd and Kaihau Rd, Waiuku. The driver of the vehicle appeared to have misjudged a sharp turn and rolled over an embankment into farmland. The occupants were taken to hospital.
19 September 2016 – Westpac Helicopter Crew tasked to Awhitu Peninsula for a motor vehicle accident. The medical team assessed three patients in a minor condition and left the scene.
26 November 2016 – Police responded to a fatal crash on Awhitu Road. Two cars crashed approximately three kilometres from Waiuku. As a result one person was killed, one person was critically injured and two others were seriously injured. The patients were transported to Waikato Hospital.
8 December 2016 – Westpac Helicopter crew tasked to Awhitu for a female patient in her 20s who was the sole driver of a vehicle which rolled. The patient was flown to ACH in a serious condition.

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