Tourist bus slides into ditch

This Stray tourist bus slid into a ditch during a routine check near Runanga on the West Coast.
This Stray tourist bus slid into a ditch during a routine check near Runanga on the West Coast.

Stray Bus tourists had some unexpected excitement on the West Coast when their bus slid into a ditch after being stopped for a police check.

The bus was stopped for a routine commercial vehicle check just past Runanga yesterday.

The driver pulled off the road, only to slide on the water-logged ground and tilt into the ditch at a sharp angle.

No-one was injured, and the passengers walked down the road to take shelter in the Runanga shop while the bus was pulled out by a passing truck.

They continued on to Franz Josef Glacier yesterday evening, planning to soak in the hot pools and unwind from their adventure.

- The Greymouth Star

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