Serious Crash Unit


Genre: Crime & Investigation


Duration: 49 x 30’ + 1 x 60’


Year of Production: 2003 – 2014


Production Company: Greenstone


Commissioned By: TVNZ New Zealand


Definition: SD & HD


With hundreds of people dying and being seriously injured on New Zealand roads every year, it is up to the dedicated officers of the Serious Crash Unit (SCU) to establish how these tragic crashes occurred. Cameras are there 24/7 to capture the development from the first phone call, which can come at any time of the day. Each episode takes the viewer behind the scenes as the SCU carry out their detective investigation in order to piece together the cause of each crash. With expert analysis and heart-felt family interviews, this compelling series drives home some hard-hitting safety messages.

Series 1: 7 x 30’ 2003
Series 2: 6 x 30’ + 1 x 60’ 2005
Series 3: 7 x 30’ 2006
Series 4: 8 x 30’ 2008
Series 5: 7 x 30’ 2011
Series 6: 7 x 30’ 2012
Series 7: 7 x 30’ 2014 HD

Nominated (2015): Best NZ Popular/Factual Unscripted Programme, Qantas Television Awards