Person thrown from car in Mount crash

The crash happened near Blake Park in Mount Maunganui. File photo.

One person has sustained serious injuries after being thrown from a car in a crash in Mount Maunganui late last night.

Emergency services attended the scene at Maunganui Road between Bain St and Hinau St, near Blake Park. 

A police media spokesperson says the crash was reported to them at 10.48pm.

“It appears that a car hit a stationary truck.

“One person from the car appears to have been thrown from it and was taken to hospital, with what was believed to be serious injuries.

“The road was closed for some time but reopened once the scene had been examined and cleared.”

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating, says police.

People with information about the crash can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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Seat belts?

Posted on 06-10-2017 17:10 | By GreertonBoy

A great idea to have in cars.... an even better idea to use them I guess? Also, a good idea to keep an eye out for parked trucks. Hopefully all will pull through ok...

No seatbelts then?

Posted on 06-10-2017 14:56 | By Lvdw

So we can assume that none of the passengers were wearing any seatbelts... and driving too fast - with a possibility of alcohol involved perhaps?