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Serious Crash on SH29 at the Kaimai Ranges

Serious Crash on SH29 at the Kaimai Ranges

SH29 was blocked this afternoon for 1& 1/2 hours when Emergency Services were called to a serious crash on the Waikato side of SH29.  The collision occurred approximately 400 meters east of the SH28 and SH29 intersection where traffic was stopped from driving over the kaimai Ranges to and from Tauranga to the Waikato.

Senior Sergeant Dave Litton of the Waikato Police states that from what we can tell at this point, a vehicle heading east down the Kaimai's had crossed the centre line in wet road conditions.  The second vehicle was heading in the opposite direction and in the unfortunate position of overtaking a truck at the time of the collision.

In total 3 persons have required medical treatment including one person air lifted to Waikato Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Chopper.  The Waikato Serious Crash Unit are investigating this colllision.

With a record low road toll of 18 deaths in the Waikato at this time, this crash is a timely reminder to drive to the conditions and respect the road.

ENDS

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