Two escape with minor injuries after car rolls onto rocks

Emergency services are at Awarua Bay after a car has crashed off the road onto rocks, on the Firth of Thames. Photo / SNPA / Ross Setford
Emergency services are at Awarua Bay after a car has crashed off the road onto rocks, on the Firth of Thames. Photo / SNPA / Ross Setford

Two people escaped with just minor injuries when the car they were in rolled onto rocks along the Firth of Thames this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene on East Coast Rd at Whakatiwai at 2.42pm.

A police spokesman said there was initially a great deal of concern for the car's occupants because it rolled near to water and they were initially reported to be trapped.

However, they had managed to free themselves by the time emergency services arrived and had only minor injuries.

- NZ Herald

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