Four hurt, bridge damaged in crash

Last updated 08:12 03/09/2014
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Kent Blechynden/Fairfax NZ

The crash scene near Upper Hutt this morning.

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State Highway 2 through Upper Hutt has reopened after a serious three-car crash this morning caused structural damage to a bridge.

A man in his 60s was flown in Wellington's Westpac rescue helicopter to Wellington Hospital, where he was being assessed in the emergency department at midday.

He was in a stable condition, a hospital spokesman said.A woman in her 40s, another woman in her 20s, and a man in his late 20s were taken to Hutt Hospital's emergency department after the crash, which happened about 7.40am.

Two were quickly treated and discharged while the third was in a stable condition and likely to be discharged today.

The crash happened near the intersection of the highway and Moonshine Rd, police said.

The Police serious crash unit attended.NZTA described the crash on the Moonshine Bridge as ''serious''.

The highway was closed until 1.30pm.

The bridge was ''structurally damaged'' in the crash and emergency repairs were needed, NZTA said.

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