Motor Vehicle Crash blocks
State Highway One, injures two


A two vehicle motor vehicle crash on State Highway One at 6:15am this morning left two people injured and closed State Highway One for approximately ninety minutes.

One man was cut from his vehicle using the Jaws of Life from Porirua's specialist Fire Service rescue tender.

Fire Officer Paul Ogilvie of the Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade says that the rescue went smoothly with good co-ordination between the Plimmerton and Porirua fire appliances, as well as ambulance and police staff. "The technology for doing this sort of vehicle cutout is improving quickly. As the job gets more technical, co-ordination between services and the use of specialist people is getting more and more important" he says.