Serious Crash in Counties Manukau
Serious Crash - Road closed
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 -
State Highway 2 is currently closed at
Mangatawhiri following a serious crash at about 2:30pm
involving a car and a truck loaded with sand.
has been taken to hospital by helicopter with serious
Traffic is being diverted around the crash site
and the Police serious crash unit will be investigating the
It is anticipated that the road will be closed for
several hours as heavy equipment will be required to recover
the truck and clear the
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