A Wellington man has died and a woman has been injured after
their car went off the road and crashed down a bank.
The 69-year-old man was with his younger brother and the
man's partner when they crashed in the early hours of the
morning in Tawa.
Police said they were called to the crash at 3.42am.
Porirua sergeant Maurice Parker said the car appeared to have
left Main Rd Tawa, gone down a 5-6m bank and crashed into a
It was not yet known whether the driver had died from
injuries sustained in the crash, or had suffered a medical
condition resulting in his death, Mr Parker said.
The woman had a cut to her forehead and broke her wrist in
the crash. Her partner was uninjured. Both were understood to
be in their mid 50s.
There was no alcohol involved and all three occupants were
wearing seatbelts, Mr Parker said.
The police serious crash unit, fire service and ambulance
also attended, and the road was closed for about four hours
for the scene examination.
"It doesn't look like the road or weather was a factor," Mr
A report on the crash was being prepared for the coroner, he