Injuries after North Island crashes

Emergency services attended two crashes in the North Island that resulted in serious injuries, this morning.

The first was at Te Puninga in the Matamata Piako District about 3am.

Police said a person was in a serious condition when their vehicle crashed into a tree on the corner of Horrell Rd and Manhire Rd.

The road had been cordoned off and diversions were put in place.

In the second crash, a seriously injured person had to be cut from a car after their vehicle crashed into a paddock in Wellsford.

Northern fire communications shift manager Jarron Philips said the crash happened on State Highway 1, about 1km north of Te Hana, about 7.15am.

The vehicle veered off the road and into the paddock, he said.

One person was trapped in the vehicle but was released after about an hour.

It was not known how many people were in the vehicle, Mr Philips said.

The serious crash unit was investigating the incident.


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