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Serious Crash - SH1 Motutere Taupo - Bay of Plenty

"Police News Alert Issued *** 8.35am, January 31st (Friday) ***"

Car Vs Car serious crash.

A two car crash on SH1 Motutere Taupo has blocked the highway. Early information is that 2 people were trapped but have been extracted with all emergency services in attendance, as is the police serious crash unit. Two rescue helicopters have been called to the scene to transport the injured to hospital.

At this time, diversions are not in place and the public are asked to avoid the area.

No further details are avaialble at this time and another alert will be made as further is available.

"Police News Update *** 10.05am, January 31st (Friday) ***"

Car Vs Car - Motutere - Bay of Plenty

An update on the two-car crash on SH1 Motutere; both injured (status 1) are being transported to hospital via helicopter. One lane is now open utilising stop-go operator. The road will remain like this for some time as the cars are removed and debris removed. Traffic diversions cannot be implemented.

ENDS

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