SH2 crash, six injured
Six people have been taken to hospital after a three-car crash on State Highway 2 near Upper Hutt that closed one lane.
A male driver estimated to be in his eighties had to be cut from his vehicle by the fire service, and has been taken to Hutt Hospital with moderate chest injuries, a spokesperson for Wellington Free Ambulance said
The northbound lane near Haywards Hill that was blocked by the crash near is about to re-open.
A woman from a second car was also taken to the hospital with moderate sternum and stomach injuries.
The driver of the vehicle she was in, who was in his 40s, was also taken to hospital with mild shoulder injuries, along with a woman of a similar age, who had mild abdominal and lower leg injuries.
Two children aged about 7 to 9 years, who were also passengers in that car, were also taken to the hospital's emergency department with mild grazes.
The crash had blocked the northbound lane between Haywards Hill and Silverstream and was expected to cause traffic delays while police cleared the scene.
New Zealand Transport Agency spokesman Anthony Frith said motorists were experiencing delays which could continue for some time yet but the crash was cleared.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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