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Serious crashes overnight in North Island

North Island car crash news

Serious crashes overnight have kept emergency services busy in the North Island.

Serious crash, Te Awamutu

One person is in critical condition following a single vehicle crash in Te Awamutu overnight.

Emergency services were notified about 12:20am when the car collided with a tree at the roundabout at the intersection of Ohaupo and Cambridge Roads.

Four people were injured – one in critical condition, another in serious condition, and two others in moderate condition.

The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene and the circumstances of the crash will be under investigation.

Fatal crash, Tauranga

One person has died following a crash in Tauranga overnight.

Emergency services were called to SH 29A, Matapihi, just after 11pm to a two-car crash.

Two people were taken to hospital in serious condition, and one died at the scene.

The road remained closed until shortly after 4am.

The Serious Crash Unit was notified and the circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.

Seeking witnesses to Napier crash

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash in Napier yesterday (Friday 17 June) morning.

A man was hit by car while riding his scooter at the Kennedy and Taradale Road roundabout at around 11:40am.

The man, who has an intellectual disability and a speech impairment, was riding his scooter around the roundabout when a unknown white people mover-type vehicle that was travelling south on Kennedy Road, has got to the roundabout, failed to give way and has hit the man knocking him to the ground.

The driver of the vehicle, believed to be a woman, stopped and provided a witness a fake name before leaving the scene before Police arrived.

Thankfully the man was not injured, but this incident was understandably incredibly distressing and has left him shaken.

We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or saw a vehicle of this description travelling in the Tamatea area on Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 105 quoting file number 220617/9986.

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