Two vehicle crash near Wairoa Bridge

Emergency services have attended the scene of a crash on State Highway 2, north of Bethlehem.

A Police media spokesperson says that a report of a crash involving a car and a van on SH2, was received just before 1pm.

“It appears one person was trapped in a vehicle initially.

“Two people have serious injuries, and it appears they've been taken to hospital.

“The road was initially blocked but cleared by 1.15pm.”

Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says some delays were caused by the accident, but are expected to clear.

“The road will be clear shortly.”


Two vehicles have crashed on State Highway 2, north of Bethlehem, causing traffic delays this afternoon.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car and van have crashed just past the marae towards Wairoa Bridge.

It appears the driver of one is still in one of the vehicles.

Motorists are advised to expect delays.


Re test all drivers!

Posted on 28-09-2017 11:02 | By triplediamond

Too many unskilled, ignorant drivers on our roads in NZ.Every driver should re-sit the road code and have a practical test every 3 years!Oh no you say? I guess anyone who disagrees would FAIL...

Drivers need to...

Posted on 26-09-2017 21:28 | By GreertonBoy

Both pay attention to what they are doing, which is supposed to be driving and They need to be aware of what is going on around them. Everyone needs to pay more respect to each other on the road too... that would make road usage safer as well. I hope no one was too badly injured and mend quick.

@ Capt_Kaveman

Posted on 26-09-2017 20:56 | By groutby

...,why?...(lowering the speed limit)...if driving skill isn't improved in the first place, then the only result will be that the vehicles will collide at a slower speed (theoretically)...sure that may be a better outcome for those directly involved, but the accidents will still happen, in fact the slower you go, the slower you (need to) think, and react, and they may well actually increase!...don't agree with simply lowering speed is the answer...

Enforce the speed limit

Posted on 26-09-2017 18:02 | By The Sage

They could start by Policing the Bethlehem area more and enforcing the speed limit, especially on the main road through the shopping area. Trucks seem to think the speed is 70 kmh.


Posted on 26-09-2017 14:27 | By Capt_Kaveman

speed limit there needs to drop to 70kph

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