Tanker crash on Lake Rd

A water tanker rolled in Horsham Downs yesterday, ending up on its side in a ditch trapping the driver and passenger inside.

The accident happened at 2.40pm on Lake Rd, south of the intersection with Kainui Rd. Huntly Road Policing Unit Sergeant Neil Mansill told the Waikato Times that the truck was travelling north when it failed to negotiate a right hand corner and rolled. The roof of the cab was hard against a clay bank.

The 40-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries while his 63-year-old passenger’s injuries were more serious and required surgery overnight.

Both the Waikato Serious Crash and Commercial Vehicle Investigation Units investigated the crash which could have had a far worse outcome had it not been for the actions of those people who helped, Sergeant Mansill said.

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  • March 26, 2014 at 6:17 am

    “Notice of Annual General Meeting Horsham Downs Hall and Community Committee
    1 April 7.30 at Horsham Downs Hall”

    Please advertise this event.


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