Serious crash SH1 Wellsford
Location: SH1 Wellsford
A male driver cut from the wreckage has
been airlifted to Auckland hospital after a two-car crash
on SH1, just past the gas station at Te Hana, Rodney
All seven patients of varying ages from both
cars, have been transported to hospital in critical
The crash occurred at about 12.35 pm.
Emergency services are still at the scene.
The road is
completely blocked. Diversions are in place at Mangawhai Rd
(northbound) and Matheson Rd (southbound)
Serious Crash Unit is conducting the crash investigation and
any further releases will be made through their office.
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