Horror highway smash footage used in road safety campaign

By Stephen Gillam

A horror highway smash has been caught on traffic video cameras and published by police in a hard-hitting new road safety campaign.

A truck driver, distracted while using a cellphone, clips a car from behind on Auckland's southern motorway, near Manurewa. The car is spun across two lanes and smashes into another car, which is sent flying off the road.

Incredibly, no one was killed.

Police have uploaded that video and two others like it as part of a safety campaign to show first-hand the devastating effects of drivers making poor decisions on the roads.

Superintendant Carey Griffiths says the videos are a reminder for drivers to remain vigilant.

Click here to view the other videos in this series.

- Herald on Sunday

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