Tauranga highway open after serious crash

The highway is now open. Image: Google Maps.

State Highway 29A is open after being closed for several hours due to a serious crash.

Five people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on SH29A, near Maungatapu, around 3pm Sunday.

SH29A was closed in both directions between Baypark and Maungatapu Road, with detours along SH2, as a result of the crash.

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

The highway was re-opened at 10.15pm, once the serious crash unit had processed the scene,

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

-Additional reporting by Stuff.co.nz

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