A Rotorua mother involved in a crash believes her two children escaped unscathed from the accident because they were both in rear-facing car seats.

Jayne Ferguson said she was stationary on Tauranga Direct Rd while waiting to turn right when the crash happened in late August.

"A chap behind me, who I believe was doing the required 80km/h, didn't see my car and clipped the side of it," Ferguson said.

"I don't really remember how bad the impact was but I do recall the horrible noise of the collision."

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Ferguson acknowledged she was possibly in shock when she got out

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