Cars on beach, in water after crashes

One car ended up in the water and another on a beach after two separate car crashes in the space of 20 minutes in Whangarei this morning.

Acting Constable Andrews said the first crash was at 8:06am this morning.

A car was travelling along Whangarei Heads Rd by Fishermans Point, when it left the road and ended up in the water, he said.

The three passengers, a driver and two children, safely got out of the car with no injuries, he said.

Mr Andrews said he had no idea what caused the accident.

The second crash happened within 10km and 20 minutes of the first accident.

A car was travelling along Wharf Rd, in Parau Bay, a road which connects to Whangarei Heads Road before leaving the road and ending up on the beach within a couple metres of the water, he said.

No-one was injured in the second crash at 8:20am, and limited details were available because car had been found by a police officer, Mr Andrews said.

"Both of them appear very minor.''

Mr Andrews said the roads were wet this morning as rain it had been raining all day yesterday and last night. Rainfall ceased at about 7am this morning, he said.

He said crashes were uncommon along the road, and police would investigate the two accidents this morning.


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