An Opotiki man thanks his fortune he was wearing his seatbelt when his vehicle spun out and flipped over.
The driver said he was following another vehicle at a distance when he spun out in a oil slick on the road surface and from there lost control of his vehicle spinning and overturning.
The driver though was not hurt at all and attributing his good luck to his wearing his seatbelt saving him from injuries and any other possible pain to his person.
Waimarie tetahi tangata o Opotiki e mau ana ia i tana tatua i te takahurihuri o tona waka whanau i a ia e taraiwa ana ki Ohope. Hei nga korero a te kaitaraiwa e whai ana ia i tetahi waka whanau i muri rano ka neke ki tetahi kerakera hinu i te mata o te huarahi i reira ia i ngaro i te angiatanga o tona waka whanau ka mania, katahi ka takahurihuri. Engari kihei te tangata i whara, me tana korero mai kore ia e mau tatua ana e ora tonu ana a ia me te kore he taotu he aha ranei ki tona tinana.