Just before 3am yesterday (Sunday) morning Gisborne CFA were paged to assist with an accident when a vehicle left the road and rolled on to its roof.
The driver of a Toyota Landcruiser was transported to hospital with minor injuries after he swerved to miss a kangaroo and rolled the vehicle on Kilmore rd in Gisborne.
The driver managed to free himself and reported the incident to emergency services.
Gisborne Comms Officer Bevan Moody has warned drivers to be mindful of kangaroos along the roadside.
“In the past we have attended some serious accidents involving roos, if you notice kangaroos along the roadside slow down so you can stop safely if one decides to jump out in front of you and never swerve to avoid them as the consequences can be horrific. In this case the driver is extremely lucky to have walked away with only minor injuries”. he said.