Speeding driver crashes at roundabout

A speeding driver crashed at the intersection of Welcome Bay Rd and the Te Puke Highway on Saturday night. Video & photos: Daniel Hines/SunLive

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A speeding driver is to appear in court on Monday after being apprehended by Police on Saturday night.

The driver crashed their vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, at the roundabout on the corner of Welcome Bay Rd and Te Puke Highway about 10pm on Saturday.

Police report that they observed a driver speeding through Te Puke on Saturday night.

“After failing to stop, Police initiated a pursuit but abandoned it a short while later as the person was driving on the wrong side of the road,” says a Police spokesperson.

A resident living at the corner of Te Puke Highway and Welcome Bay Rd observed Police arriving and starting to set up road spikes.

“The person continued driving before crashing onto the roundabout corner of Te Puke Highway and Welcome Bay Road where police were about to set up spikes,” says the Police spokesperson.

Police have taken a person into custody. That person is scheduled to appear in Tauranga District Court on August 5 2019 charged with failing to stop and driving while disqualified.

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Terrified Driver

Posted on 06-08-2019 02:48 | By

I was on my way to work when this car was approaching me from behind at high speed, on the straight before the road works by Papamoa hills. All the cones were strewn over the road as this car continued through the 30kms zone . I was sure an accident would follow. Not far ahead at the Welcome Bay round about I was relieved to see the police had intervened and so quickly. How reckless and irresponsible this person was!