Driver loses control in wet weather
Wet weather and loss of control is believed to be the cause of a serious crash on SH29a, near Windermere on Sunday.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the crash involved two vehicles on State Highway 29A at Poike.
"It happened just after 4pm at the roundabout, between Oropi Road and Welcome Bay Road.
“Three people were taken to hospital at the time of the crash. One person is in a moderate condition and two others have suffered minor injuries.”
He says early initial causes indicate wet weather and loss of control as playing a role in the accident.
“At the moment it’s looking as if the car lost control in the wet, spun and collided with another vehicle.”
Wayne says the crash happened amongst a number of similar accidents at roundabouts.
“There were several people who lost control at roundabouts over the weekend and all in incidents where drivers had approached roundabouts too fast and pulled out in front of traffic without slowing down.
“It’s not rocket science, slow down and drive to the conditions. If it’s raining severely and travel is non-essential, stay home.”