Serious crash at Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty

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Motorists are asked to avoid Whakamarama in the Bay of Plenty after a vehicle collision at the intersection of SH2 and Omokoroa Road.

The crash happened at 4.50pm and involved two cars.  One car has gone down a bank and an occupant is in a critical condition and trapped.

Two other occupants are in a serious condition.

Emergency services are waiting for helicopters to land in the area to air lift the injured to hospital.

The road will be closed for a couple of hours.

Motorists are asked to avoid travel to this area and Police call for patience from members of the public.

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