Highway open following serious crash

Two vehicles have been involved in a crash on State Highway 2 this afternoon. File photo.

UPDATED 6.44PM: State Highway 2, near Te Puna, is now open following a serious crash which left three people hospitalised.

Police were called to a car and van crash on the highway near the Munro Road intersection around 3.30pm.

In a statement released following the crash, police say two people have sustained serious injuries and a third is reported to be in moderate condition.

All three have been taken to hospital.

A motorists who has travelling on the highway following the crash say while the road is open, there are still traffic delays as the traffic backlog clears.

Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

UPDATED 4.56PM: State Highway 2 near Te Puna remains closed as emergency services deal with a serious crash.

A car and a van crash at 3.30pm, seriously injuring two people.

Police say the road is closed near Munro Road intersection and diversions are in place.

"Two people have been taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.

"Another person has also been taken to hospital with moderate injuries."

"There is debris and fluid on the road, which is expected to take a few hours to clean up."

The serious crash unit has been called in to investigate the crash.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays and are asked to avoid the area if possible

The detour route is via Munro Rd and Te Puna Quarry Road.

Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

EARLIER:

State Highway 2 is blocked this afternoon after a two-vehicle crash.

The accident occurred between Munro Road and Te Puna Quarry Road, and diversions are currently in place at those points.

A police spokesperson says they received a call about the accident at 3.25pm.

No injuries could be confirmed at this stage, although the ambulance service is in attendance.


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