Karaka fatal crash update
Monday, 13 January 2014 -
Diversions are now operating
around the scene of the fatal crash at Karaka.
traffic is being diverted onto Blackbridge Road and across
the Hingaia Bridge to the motorway interchange. Westbound
traffic is being diverted onto the old Great South
Police attending the scene confirm that three cars
were involved and that one person is dead. Another person
is listed as status 1 with grave concerns for their
survival. A third is listed as having status 3 (moderate)
Once again motorists travelling home are asked
to consider alternative routes as the scene is almost
certain to still be closed through the rush
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