Serious crash closes SH2

SH2 is closed and diversions are in place. Images: Supplied.

UPDATE: State Highway 2 has been closed following a serious crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Aongatete at about 1.45pm.

A police spokesperson says one vehicle has gone down a bank.

"Initial reports suggest one person has been seriously injured.

"A helicopter is responding.

"The road is closed and diversions will be put in place."

Motorists are advised to expect significant delays and avoid the area if possible.

EARLIER:

Reports are coming in of a crash on State Highway 2, near Thompsons Track.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic is backing up in the area.

SunLive has contacted police and will provide more information when it is made available.

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz




4 Comments

@nerak

Posted on 04-02-2019 13:52 | By Bay Citizen

No, but it will reduce the rate of accidents and lessen the consequences of mistakes we all make whilst driving, for the perpertrator, other innocent road users, and the whole community.

Will upgrading the road

Posted on 04-02-2019 08:51 | By nerak

improve driving skills?

Total Incompetence.

Posted on 03-02-2019 19:32 | By stokey

The Police response was pathetic. They blocked the roadway for north and southbound traffic needlessly for over 4 hours. The vehicle concerned was in a paddock and nothing on the roadway. They said they placed a roadblock on SH2 because they were waiting for an air ambulance, then waiting for the serious crash unit, then waiting for an ambulance and then they needed to take crash scene measurements. At least 5-600 vehicles held for 4 hours due to incompetence - needlessly. One officer suggested turning round and travelling via Paeroa or wait for a further 2 hours. Yes, we all sympathise with the crash victim but the Police action was pathetic

This road needs upgrading now!

Posted on 03-02-2019 16:55 | By Bay Citizen

"...diversions will be put in place". What nonsense. No diversions are possible for this stretch of road. A whole community is cut off and once again the stupidity of Phil Twyford cancelling the four laning of this road is highlighted.

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