Two serious crashes on SH2 in one afternoon
An investigation is underway into two serious crashes which forced police to close State Highway 2, between Katikati and Tauranga.
On Sunday afternoon, two vehicles crashed on the highway near Aongatete around 2pm.
One vehicle had gone down a bank.
A helicopter was called to the scene to transport a seriously injured patient to hospital.
Two hours later, three vehicles crashed on SH2 on the Wairoa Bridge.
Police say two people were seriously injured in the crash.
“Another person has moderate injuries, and a fourth person has minor injuries.”
The highway was blocked for several hours.
SH2, near Aongatete, was re-opened about 5.30pm and SH2, near Bethlehem was opened not long after.
Anyone who has information about either crash is urged to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.