Many community members have expressed concern about the dangers of the intersection of Waikawa Beach Road and SH1. Today two cars crashed nearby and blocked the northbound lane of State Highway 1 for about an hour:
Two cars crashed on the highway at Manakau, near the intersection of Waikawa Beach Rd, about 8.40am on Tuesday [30 July 2019], a police spokeswoman said.
A St John spokeswoman said two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent and two people were taken to Palmerston North Hospital with moderate injuries, while a third person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The northbound lane was blocked and a tow truck was called for both cars.