Crash blocks Auckland airport road

23:56, May 18 2014
COLLISION:A car and truck collided near Auckland Airport causing traffic delays.

The road to Auckland Airport has reopened after an earlier crash which left one person trapped.

The serious head-on collision between a car and a truck near the airport closed Puhinui Rd for several hours.

Inspector Andy Brill said a truck and trailer unit had been involved and was understood to have collided with a car travelling in the other direction.

An ambulance spokeswoman confirmed one person was hospitalised in a serious condition but could not provide details on others involved in the incident. 

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