Two serious collisions in southeast
A road crash at Whitford, in South-East Auckland, left two people in serious conditions.
Emergency services responded to a head-on collision between a truck and a van on Whitford Road, near Wades Rd, at about 9am on Monday morning.
Two people sustained serious injuries and were transported to Middlemore Hospital.
A third person with minor injuries was treated at the scene.
Cordons were in place between Whitford Road and Somerville Road, but reopened at midday.
The incident follows another crash in Flat Bush on Sunday.
One person was seriously injured after a car and bus collided on Jeffs Road, in Mission Heights, at about 2.45pm.
Area prevention manager, Acting Inspector Stephen Richards, says a car travelling east on Jeffs Road collided with a bus pulling out of Mission Heights Drive and turning onto Jeffs Road.
The driver and sole passenger of the bus were treated at the scene, while the driver of the car had to be cut out of the vehicle by the Fire Service and was transported to Middlemore Hospital for observation.
The driver remains in hospital in a serious condition.
The crash caused a large oil spill and resulted in road closures and traffic diversions.
The Serious Crash Unit is still investigating both incidences.
The Police’s Serious Crash Unit is investigating two serious prangs on SouthEast Auckland roads.