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Crash investigator: Only takes a second to become vacant behind the wheel

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Publish Date
Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 7:48am
A tragic crash in Picton claimed seven lives. Photo / George Heard
A tragic crash in Picton claimed seven lives. Photo / George Heard

Crash investigator: Only takes a second to become vacant behind the wheel

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 7:48am

Motorists are being reminded of the dangers of fatigue.

It comes after seven people were killed yesterday morning in a cash between a van and a truckĀ  on State Highway 1, just south of Picton.

Another two people from the van were taken to Wellington Hospital with serious and critical injuries - the truck driver has minor injuries.

Motor vehicle crash investigator Hamish Piercy told Tim Dower it only takes a second to become vacant behind the wheel.

He says given the road is a direct route to the ferry, fatigue is likely to have been a factor.

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