One critically injured after truck and car collide in south Waikato, blocking State Highway 3

State Highway 3 was closed after the crash.
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State Highway 3 was closed after the crash.

One person is critically injured after a car and truck collided on State Highway 3 near Mahoenui in south Waikato early on Saturday morning.

The crash, at Hedley Corner, about 5km north of the Awakino Tunnel, occurred just after 2am.

One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The road was closed near the intersection of Ngatarawa Road, and was expected to stay closed until at least 8am, police said.

There were no diversions in place, and motorists were advised to either avoid the area or expect delays.

The serious crash unit was investigating.

 

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