An overnight crash has lead to one person facing critical injuries, one in a serious condition and a third person in a moderate condition.
Two cars crashed into each other at around 12:20 am between Palmer Mill Road and Tram Road.
A rescue Helicopter and emergency services were reportedly at the scene.
Cordons were temporarily in place, closing the road to both northbound and southbound traffic on State Highway 5 while the Serious Crash Unit investigated. It open again at around 6:30 am.
SH5 WAIRAKEI (NORTH OF TAUPŌ) – SERIOUS CRASH – 6AM
Due to a serious crash the state highway has been CLOSED between Palmer Mill Rd and Tram Rd since after 1am. Please follow the directions of emergency services on site to detour & allow extra time for your journey. ^AL pic.twitter.com/zNv6L4K6xr
— Waka Kotahi NZTA Waikato/BoP (@WakaKotahiWaiBP) April 4, 2021
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