Otaki Smash Injures 3

Serious crash on Otaki Gorge Road

Police say roads closed by a serious accident south of Otaki have now reopened.

Emergency services were called to a serious crash on State Highway One, just south of Otaki South Bridge, this morning.

Police said one person was in a critical condition, one was in a serious condition and another in a moderate condition.

A collision between three vehicles occurred at approximately 9:45am.

The section of road between Otaki Gorge Road and School Road was closed to allow two helicopters to land and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

Diversions were out in place at Te Horo and on Old Gorge Road — and the Serious Crash Unit is investigating the accident.