People were flown to hospital in a two-car accident on State Highway 2, near Katikati | Instant News


Police have been called in for a two-car crash in the Western Bay of Plenty. Photos / Files

One person was seriously injured and another was flown to hospital following a two-car accident on State Highway 2 in Western Bay of Plenty near Katikati.

A police media spokesman said police were called for the accident at the intersection of Stokes Rd and Woodland Rd in Tahawai just after 6pm.

A spokesman for St John Ambulance said one person was in serious condition and two other people with minor injuries had been taken to Tauranga Hospital.

One person with minor injuries was flown by helicopter to Tauranga Hospital, he said.

A spokesman for New Zealand’s North and Emergency communications in New Zealand said two people were trapped in a vehicle.

Two pieces of equipment from the Katikati Fire Department were summoned to the scene, he said.

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency closes state highways between the Woodland Rd and Kauri Point Rd junctions.

Drivers are advised to follow service instructions on the spot and expect delays.

SH2 TAHAWAI, BAY OF BAY OF – CRASH – 18:35 SUN 10 JAN

Due to an accident, SH2 was CLOSED between the intersection with …

Posted by Waka Kotahi NZ Waikato Transport Agency BoP in Saturday, 9 January 2021

The highway has been reopened.

Police thanked motorists for their patience as emergency services worked at the scene.

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