Serious Crash near Whitianga
Road still partially closed following
crash near Whitianga
SH25 South of Whitianga is now open
for two lanes but caution is required following a head on
collision between two cars this afternoon.
have already been airlifted to Waikato Hospital and the
Westpac rescue helicopter is returning to uplift a third,
whilst three others are being transported to Thames hospital
Their conditions are not able to be confirmed at
Senior Sergeant Graham Shields from the
Thames / Coromandel Police stated that Whitianga is
expecting a large influx of people this weekend for the
annual Scallop Festival.
We've done a lot of planning to
make this a safe weekend for everyone and an accident like
this so early in the weekend is an unpleasant reminder that
it's still up to motorists themselves to do the right thing.
Slow down, wear your seatbelt, don't drink and drive, have a
rest if you are tired.
Mr Shields stated that extra
Police would be stationed at Whitianga over the weekend
including booze bus and event policing staff. 'We will be
making ourselves as visible as possible in an effort to
deter people from engaging in behaviour that spoils it for
Thames / Coromandel
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