14 Nov 2022

Two in critical condition following separate road crashes

7:15 pm on 14 November 2022
Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Police are dealing with three serious crashes, with two people left in a critical condition.

State Highway One at Lichfield, south Waikato, is blocked following a crash near the intersection with Pine Road.

A vehicle has rolled and at least one person has critical injuries.

A person has also been seriously injured after a crash on Domain Road in Putaruru.

Police have asked motorists to avoid the area.

Meanwhile, police said a motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash on State Higheway 41 at Tokaanu, near Turangi.

They said the road was blocked while emergency services responded.