6 Sep 2019

Road closed near Whakatane after crash leaves person with critical injuries.

4:50 pm on 6 September 2019

A person has been left with critical injuries after a serious crash south of Whakatane.

no caption

Photo: RNZ

Just before 3pm emergency services were called to the scene of the two-car crash on Reid Road, Ruatoki, near State Highway 2.

Reid Road is closed and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

St John said a rescue helicopter had been sent to the scene, and one person had been transported to Whakatane Hospital.