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Serious injuries, road closed, after Te Puke crash

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UPDATE 6.27PM: One person has suffered serious injuries after a vehicle collision on Te Puke Highway earlier this evening.

The road is closed and diversions are in place along Te Matai Road and Brown Road.

Police confirm they were made aware of the incident, involving two cars, shortly before 6pm this evening.

“Emergency services are currently responding to a serious crash on Te Puke Highway, just south of Te Puke,” reads a police statement.

“Early indications are that one person has suffered serious injuries.”

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area if possible.

EARLIER 6.08PM: Traffic is backed up on the Te Puke Highway with reports of a vehicle collision involving two cars.

A caller to the SunLive 0800 number says traffic is at a standstill in the vicinity of Te Matai Road.

The caller states that an accident on the road appears to be blocking both lanes.

SunLive will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email newsroom@thesun.co.nz.

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