Sorry – due to licensing restrictions,
this clip can't be viewed outside New Zealand.

Thankfully most of NZ On Screen's content
can be viewed from anywhere: browse and enjoy!

We're sorry, but something went wrong

Please try reloading the page

We're sorry, but your browser is unable to play this video content.

Please upgrade your browser, or install the flash plugin.

We're sorry, but this video is currently unavailable on mobile.

Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

Television (Excerpts) – 1995

This Shortland Street episode ended the 1995 season with a missing baby, a Christmas turkey and a bizarre accident. After being set up by conniving nurse Carla Leach (Elisabeth Easther), a drunken driver aims his Mac truck directly for the hospital's reception. Amongst the injured, Kirsty wakes up with a case of memory loss, while Carmen suffers unexpected after-effects, soon after swearing everlasting devotion to Guy Warner. Meanwhile Nick potentially faces prosecution, after accidentally leaving his girlfriend's one-year-old child at the supermarket. 


This episode includes the tracks 'Gothic' by band Dead Flowers, and 'Ram Dancehall' by Dance Foundation, composed by Angus McNaughton and Patrick Waller


If you liked this, you might also like...


Shortland Street

Shortland Street is a fast-paced serial drama...



This collection brings together classic TV and film...


25 Years of Shortland Street

After countless romances, breakups and revelations, ...

Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

More drama from Shortland Street

Shortland Street - Dominic meets a fiery end

More Shortland Street action

Shortland Street - Carmen after the truck crash

Scenes from the next two episodes

Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

More drama for Kirsty and Lionel

Blackhearted Barney Blackfoot

More of Ian Watkin, who plays the truck driver

Emergency - First Episode

An actual Emergency Department in action

Shortland Street - Tiffany falls from a building

Features some of the same Shortland Street cast

Intrepid Journeys - Nepal (Craig Parker)

Also features Craig Parker

Shortland Street - Death of Sarah Potts

Dr Sarah Potts falls victim to a deadly disease


Outrageous Fortune

Also starring Robyn Malcolm

Shortland Street - First Episode

The very first episode

Eating Sausage

Features Marj (Elizabeth McRae)

What Now? - 1992 Christmas Special

Another Christmas special

Falling Sparrows

Also directed by Murray Keane

Sunday - Bill Roache interview

A visit to the set of a famous soap

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

More Shortland Street Christmas

The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 4 (Series One, Episode Four)

Also features John Leigh

Chic Chat - 1981 Episode

Chic Littlewood’s children’s show

About Face - Return Journey

More of actor Elizabeth McRae

Agent Anna - First Episode

Theresa Healey as an obnoxious real estate agent

Bloopers - Shortland Street

Shortland Street bloopers