6 Feb 2011

Road closed after fatal collision

10:07 am on 6 February 2011

A fatal collision between a truck and motorcycle in south Auckland has forced a road closure, just beyond the northbound offramp of State Highway One at Papakura.

The accident happened at about 8am on Sunday at the intersection of the Papakura motorway off-ramp and Hingaia Road.

The rider of the motorcycle was killed.

Police say vehicles can exit the motorway at Papakura, but cannot turn right.

Meanwhile, the south bound lanes of State Highway One are open again between Papakura and Drury after an accident at 5am on Sunday.

One person was taken to Middlemore hospital with serious injuries.