Crash driver grateful for help

A car in shrub near Maungatapu. Photos: Emma Campbell.

woman involved in a crash near Maungatapu during rush hour traffic yesterday morning, is counting her lucky stars that no one was injured.

The car she was driving was seen in trees off the road on State Highway 29A, towards Maungatapu from Bayfair, around 7.30am.

The woman, who chose to not be named, says she’s lucky to have escaped without injury.

“Traffic had stopped in front of me which caused me to brake suddenly.

“I was watching the car behind me and it looked as if there wasn’t enough space behind me for that vehicle to slow down in time, so I began pulling off to the left to give them room.

“That car ended up hitting the rear of mine and because I was on an angle, the impact resulted in my car being flung off to the side of the road.”

She says she’s grateful to a man named Thomas and a doctor who stopped to assist her.

“I want to give a big shout out to Thomas, he was absolutely lovely and so helpful.

“All I can say is the car in front of me had a very lucky day, if I hadn’t been pointing left the crash could have been a lot worse for them.

“It just goes to show how unpredictable traffic can be but I am grateful of the fact there are some very nice people in this city.”

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