Sunday, February 10, 2008

Head on collision closes Wellington's Terrace Tunnel

Head on collision closes Wellington's Terrace Tunnel

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:22a.m.

An automobile accident at 10:20am this morning closed Wellington’s Terrace Tunnel this morning for about an hour.

The closure was the result of a collision between a utility vehicle and a 4 wheel drive vehicle towing a trailer of concrete blocks – the trailer jack-knifed from behind the 4 wheel drive and hit the approaching ute head on.

Debris from the accident obstructed both lanes inside the tunnel the trailer and its load of concrete blocks lay strewn around the crash site.

The driver of the ute is currently in hospital with minor injuries whilst the driver of the 4 wheel drive was uninjured.

Police have informed 3 News that the tunnel will be open to traffic again at around 11:30am.

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