Serious crash in Otaki
"Serious crash in Otaki"
State Highway 1 at Otaki is
closed following a serious crash just before 4pm near the
Initial reports indicate it involved at
least one vehicle and a pedestrian.
The pedestrian has
been taken to hospital in a serious condition.
are in place for both northbound and southbound traffic off
State Highway 1 at Mill Road, along Dunstan Street, and down
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