Three people were injured and one of them helicoptered to
hospital following a serious road collision in the Waikato
State Highway 29 was blocked for 90 minutes after the
two-vehicle crash, which happened approximately 400 meters
east of the SH28 and SH29 intersection. Traffic was stopped
from driving over the Kaimai Ranges to and from Tauranga to
Senior Sergeant Dave Litton of the Waikato police said a
vehicle heading east down the Kaimai's had crossed the centre
line in wet road conditions.
"A second vehicle was heading in the opposite direction and
in the unfortunate position of overtaking a truck at the time
of the collision," he added.
"With a record low road toll of 18 deaths in the Waikato at
this time, this is a timely reminder to drive to the
conditions and respect the road."
The Waikato Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
- By Russell Blackstock