Motorcyclist critical after crash near Te Aroha

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition after colliding with a car just north of Te Aroha this afternoon.

The man was flown to hospital following the crash, which happened at the intersection of State Highway 26 and the northern end of Rawhiti Road around 4.30pm.

The road was closed for several hours and traffic diverted while emergency services attended.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

- NZ Herald

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