29 Jan 2015

Crash closes SH1 near Whangarei

5:01 pm on 29 January 2015

State Highway One south of Whangarei is closed to all traffic after a serious crash.

Emergency services are at the scene, where an elderly man is trapped in his car after colliding with a truck.

A police spokesperson said the man's condition was critical and it would take some time to free him and clear debris from the crash, near the intersection of Cotton Road.

No immediate detours were available, and the police advised motorists to delay travel.