Five injured in Tauranga crash

File photo.

Five people have been injured following a serious crash on State Highway 29A.

Emergency services were called to a multi-vehicle crash on SH29A, near Maungatapu, around 3pm.

NZTA reports that, as of 7.06pm, SH29A is closed in both directions between Baypark and Maungatapu Road, with detours along SH2, Waka Kotahi said about 4pm.

Police advised of ”significant traffic delays” and say motorists travelling from Mount Maunganui are being diverted.

“We advise motorists to avoid the area if possible.”

St John sent five vehicles to the incident and treated five patients.

Three were in a serious condition and two others were in a moderate condition, and all were transferred to Tauranga hospital.

As of 7.06pm, the highway remains closed. Image: Google Maps.

"Please follow directions of emergency services and allow extra time for your journey," says a spokesperson from NZTA.

-Additional reporting by Stuff.co.nz




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Posted on 26-06-2022 19:57 | By The Caveman

Need to get their acts together !! In Aussie, unless there are DEATHS on a road such as SH29A, once the injured are removed from the vehicles, the State Gment’s, require the road be cleared and traffic flowing within 30 minutes - of the injured being removed - HERE in NEW ZEALAND it seem that a ROAD BLOCK for 4/5 HOURS. Yes with this little ding at 3pm, the road is still CLOSED at 7pm !!!!

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