Person critically injured in two-car crash in West Auckland

The two car crash happened on SH 16 near Huapai
SIMON MAUDE/FAIRFAX NZ

The two car crash happened on SH 16 near Huapai

A person has suffered critical injuries in a two-car crash in West Auckland.

The crash happened on Monday morning on SH16 just before eight o'clock near the intersection with Matua Rd in Huapai. 

Police said one person was in a critical condition and two others had suffered minor injuries.

One person was initially trapped in their car and was freed by the Fire Service.

A Fire Service spokesperson said the road was blocked and police were also on the scene. Ambulance were on their way.

The NZ Transport Agency said detours at Trigg Rd and Foster Rd were in place and motorists are being warned to expect delays.

The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene, police said. 

NZTA said at 10.45am that the highway had reopened but delays should still be expected.

 

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