Just before 10pm on Thursday 16 November, a vehicle came off theTuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road, and ended up in the Waikato River.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.55pm. The three occupants of the vehicle were able to get out of the car, and were treated for their injuries.
It was originally reported that an adult had received status two injuries, however, Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade Station officer Ben Wilson, said that the injuries received were not ‘life threatening.’
The car had gone off a bank into the river, and had come to rest in shallow water. There were no other vehicles involved with the incident.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post