Man taken to hospital after car overturns
A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital in an unresponsive state yesterday afternoon after a two-car collision on North Shore Road in Smith’s.
The collision took place just after 4.10pm near the junction with Tamarisk Hill.
A police spokesman said: “The vehicles were headed in opposite directions when they collided.
“The car that was heading from the west flipped on to the passenger side, with the driver, a 30-year-old male, trapped underneath.
“He was attended to at the scene by EMS staff for injuries, which were described as life threatening, and subsequently transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Hospital in an unresponsive state.”
The spokesman said the driver of the second car, a female, had complained of chest pains in the wake of the collision.
While her injuries are not believed to be life threatening, the full extent of those injuries is not yet known.
The spokesman added: “As a result of this collision, eastbound traffic was being diverted over Store Hill, as the roadway just east of that point was closed, while the collision scene was being processed.
“This has resulted in major traffic delays for commuters headed east. We ask for your patience and understanding while we work to have the roadway reopened.”