16 Mar 2019

Fatal motorcycle and car crash sparks fire in Northland

4:57 pm on 16 March 2019

One person has died and two are injured following a serious crash between a car and a motorbike in Northland.

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Police say one person is dead and two are injured after a crash in Northland involving a motorbike and a car. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Emergency services were called to the scene near Ayrton and Peras Roads on State Highway 12 near Omanaia, north of Whangarei, at 2pm.

Police said one person was being airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

A third person sustained minor injuries.

Fire and Emergency said the car crash sparked a scrub fire in nearby bush.

Emergency services are using a helicopter to put the fire out.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

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