Two se­ri­ous col­li­sions in south­east

Eastern Courier - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - MEGHAN LAWRENCE

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.

FAIR­FAX NZ

The Po­lice’s Se­ri­ous Crash Unit is in­ves­ti­gat­ing two se­ri­ous prangs on South­East Auck­land roads.

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