Car crashes into roundabout in Tauranga‘s CBD

The vehicle crashed into the raised roundabout early Saturday morning. Photos: Supplied.

Visitors to The Strand in Tauranga were treated to an unusual sight this morning.

A car has crashed in the middle of the roundabout on the intersection of Devonport Road and The Strand.

Police report that they received a call at 1.25am informing them that a car was on the roundabout with no driver.

It is unknown at this stage if anyone was hurt, and Police say they have no further information at the moment.

The driver appears to have driven the car from The Strand, turning right towards Devonport Road and drove straight over the top of the roundabout, crashing down onto the pedestrian crossing that runs through the centre of the raised roundabout.

The pedestrian crossing has been closed.

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Posted on 24-10-2021 21:12 | By Quentin

Why did the driver disappear after crashing the car in the middle of the night near a street full of bars?

Freedom in NZ

Posted on 23-10-2021 20:21 | By

That’s the beautiful thing about this country we have so much freedom to choose what we want to do, fine example here they made the choice to park like that .

@ This Guy

Posted on 23-10-2021 18:36 | By


Their choice

Posted on 23-10-2021 15:24 | By This Guy

It was their choice to drive over the roundabout instead of around it and we should respect their freedom to do so...

So Busy

Posted on 23-10-2021 13:52 | By

In such a thriving, busy city you have to get parking where you can. If Councils quick enough they’ll go and put a parking meter on it. :-)