31 Aug 2018

NZers in serious crash in US after driving wrong side of road - report

11:16 pm on 31 August 2018

Two New Zealanders were seriously injured after they reportedly drove on the wrong side of the road in the United States on Wednesday.

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According to the Union Democrat newspaper, the New Zealanders had stopped at a scenic lookout off a California highway but re-entered traffic travelling in the wrong direction.

Their car and an approaching vehicle both swerved as they attempted to avoid a crash, but collided head-on.

A man in the other vehicle was reportedly pinned in the front seat of his Chevy van and had to be freed by firefighters.

He suffered major injuries.

A third person in the New Zealanders' rented vehicle also sustained minor injuries.