Two killed in highway crash

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UPDATED: Two people have died following a crash between a tanker and two motorcyclists in the Waikato.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1, north of Tokoroa around 2.40pm.

A NZ Fire service spokespeson confirmed that two people have been killed.

SH1 is closed in both directions.

EARLIER:

State Highway 1, north is Tokoroa is closed after two motorcyclists and a tanker have crashed.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, which was reported to police around 2.40pm.

"State Highway One is closed in both directions," says police.

"While diversions are being put in place, motorists are asked to avoid the area."

We will bring you more information soon.



9 Comments

Alternative facts....

Posted on 23-04-2017 18:29 | By waiknot

Just returned from a return overnight trip to Hamilton on my bike. I never crossed a yellow line one, except at stop signs or 2 just after I stopped. Overtook 2cars and a truck and was overtaken by several cars.

Sadly.........

Posted on 22-04-2017 17:23 | By groutby

.....Poor comments from such writers as "thebrad"...are often why genuine topics can go "off skew" easily, ...He (the brad) says.."I have the facts"...but cannot state any of them,....as I have often said, yup there are way too many bad (by the law) motorcyclists out there, yet they could not compare with the amount of poor, non-caring and just plain stupid "other" drivers tho, (you decide who they are), seriously we know they are everywhere...we do not have the facts yet and yet "thebrad" has decided it is the riders fault...it may be, but on a more serious note, could we not make judgement until AFTER the facts are available ?(if they ever are) , there may well be a tanker driver facing charges soon "thebrad"...do you care?..NAH.. and by the way... are the motorcyclists killed people (yes..humans) from a"biker" gang you have an issue with?

Vehicles pulling out

Posted on 22-04-2017 13:35 | By Fonzie

right in front was the reason I gave up motorbikes years agoSo many close close calls that it became a no brainerMaybe not the case here but it is a major concern for bikes For some reason other vehicles just dont see bikes

golly gosh

Posted on 22-04-2017 11:41 | By old trucker

Now my COMMENT, Was it the bikies FAULT (OR) did the Tanker pull out,lets not jump here too soon,i rode bikes for years with the older guys Numbers are dropping now as a lot have passed away, we were always thinking of things like this when riding ,with a small briefing before leaving,BE CAREFUL GUYS, we loved each other being in the older bracket,this accident is terrible, but do not know exactly what happend,we are not all idiots,like By thebrad says,was probably riding before he had Nappies on,this is my thoughts only,Sunlive is No1 NEWS,Thankyou 10-4 out.

I have the facts

Posted on 22-04-2017 10:37 | By thebrad

I drive to work every morning from Papamoa theres at least 6 motor cycles every morning that are weaving in and out of traffic trying to beat the rush crossing the yellow line into on coming cars and trucks so i stand by my comments "bloody idiots" sorry if i offend and dont get me started with the so called biker gangs in this country riding around dangerously with there fat guts hanging out....again sorry if i offened i just call it how i see it.

By Murray Guy...

Posted on 22-04-2017 08:17 | By waiknot

You hit the nail on the head.

Some who post .....

Posted on 21-04-2017 22:13 | By Murray.Guy

Some who post anonymous comments are mongrels, absolute mongrels.

Comments before Facts??

Posted on 21-04-2017 17:59 | By GreertonCynic

Doesn't compare to the amount of idiots in cars mate. When I was learning to ride on the road my dad said "treat every car as if it's trying to kill you, and be amazed at how many prove you right."

Really

Posted on 21-04-2017 16:13 | By thebrad

Dosent surprise me with the way some of these bikers ride some of them are bloody idiots.

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