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Fatal motor accident - H1 Pukerua Bay
Wednesday 19 November 2008, 8:04PM
By New Zealand Police
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Emergency service are dealing with a serious accident between a car and a truck on SH1 between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay.

One of the occupants of the vehicles has died.

It is not known at this stage which vehicle the deceased person is from or the condition of any other occupants.

SH1 will be closed for several hours while the accident scene is cleared.

Diversions for light traffic will be over the Paekakariki Hill.

Heavy traffic will need to wait until the SH1 has reopened.

There is no more information at this time.

 COMMENTS , 19 November 2008, 9:16PM

New Zealand Police National News Release
3:02pm 19 November 2008  

Police have re-opened one lane on State Highway 1 north of Pukerua Bay after a fatal road crash at 1pm today and a full re-opening is expected shortly.

Inspector John Spence, Kapiti Mana Area Police Commander, said police are still at the scene investigating the cause of the crash between a southbound car and northbound semi trailer truck.

A woman, the sole occupant of the car, was killed in the crash which happened on SH1 not far from the Beach Road intersection. The truck driver has been taken by ambulance to hospital for observation.

Traffic was held up for just over two hours with light traffic diverted over the winding Paekakariki Hill Road. Heavy traffic has been delayed but should be moving shortly.

Inspector Spence said extensive oil and debris covered both lanes. The wreckage and debris has been cleared but peak commuter drivers are urged to be patient and exercise caution. , 19 November 2008, 9:24PM

 New Zealand Police Alert 1:00pm 19 Nov 2008 Wellington

Location of incident: Pukerua Bay

Incident type: Fatal Crash

State Highway at Pukerua Bay where there was a fatal crash earlier this afternoon is now fully open with very little backlog of traffic. INDEX