Serious crash near Kaitaia

A fatal crash has closed SH1 south of Kaitaia
A fatal crash has closed SH1 south of Kaitaia

A serious two-car crash at Pamapuria, about 10km south of Kaitaia, has claimed one person's life and injured several others.

The accident occurred on State Highway One, close to Pamapuria School, about 3pm.

Police, St John Ambulance, Kaitaia Fire Brigade and staff from Kaitaia Hospital are at the scene.

Three patients were transported to Kaitaia Hospital shortly after 4pm. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

State Highway One is closed with traffic being diverted via Ruaroa Rd and Takahue Rd. The diversions are expected to remain in place for several hours.

The police Serious Crash Unit is on its way to investigate the cause.

No more details are available at this time.

- Northern Advocate

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 29 Jul 2015 19:11:47 Processing Time: 629ms