Serious crash near Helensville

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Helensville this morning.

The crash occurred around 6.20am this morning when two cars travelling in opposite directions on the Kaipara Coast Highway collided head-on at a bend in the road, just north of Helensville.

The car travelling south had one male driver on-board who suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The car travelling north had a female driver and a female passenger on-board who both suffered serious injuries.

All three were taken by ambulance to Auckland Hospital.

No further details about those injured were immediately available.

A third car travelling north which was behind one of the cars involved swerved to avoid the crash and ended up in a ditch. That motorist was uninjured.

The Waitemata Serious Crash Unit was at the scene and the road was expected to remain closed until at least 10am.

Police said it was too soon to say what caused the crash. The Serious Crash Unit was investigating.



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