Two drivers have been cut out of their vehicles with the jaws
of life following a head-on crash near Taupo this morning.
The collision occurred on State Highway 1 between Taupo and
Turangi, near the Motutere Bay Holiday Park, about 7.30am, a
Taupo police spokeswoman said.
Northern Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips
said both drivers were in a status two (serious) condition
and the fire service was extracting them with the jaws of
One rescue helicopter had landed at the scene and another was
en route, he said.
No diversions were in place and the public was asked to avoid
the area, police said.
Fire, police and ambulance staff were at the scene.
Neither vehicle was carrying passengers.