25 Nov 2018

Seven injured in crash near Taupiri

1:00 pm on 25 November 2018

Seven people have been injured, one seriously, following a two vehicle crash near Taupiri.

Emergency services were called to State Highway 1 just before midday.

The highway is closed at Great South Road and traffic is being diverted south through Ngāruawāhia.

A helicopter has been sent to the scene.

State Highway 3 in Whanganui is also closed, after a car hit a power pole on Huxley Road.

Police were called to the serious crash just after 11am.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.