One trapped in Coromandel road smash

03:42, Dec 27 2013
Crash on Tairua Whitianga Rd
A car that has gone down a bank on the Tairua Whitianga Rd.
Crash on Tairua Whitianga Rd
A car that has gone down a bank on the Tairua Whitianga Rd.
Crash on Tairua Whitianga Rd
Police at the scene of a crash on Tairua Whitianga Rd.

Six people have been sent to hospital after a car crash on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Tairua Whitianga Rd around 12.45pm. Police said the car had gone off the road and down a bank.

Two children and four adults were involved in the crash, and one of them was trapped in the wreckage.

Tairua crash
CRASH SITE: Emergency services were called to the scene on Tairua Whitianga Rd around 12.45pm.

The road has been opened, but has limited access, said Inspector Shawn Rutene. People travelling between Tairua and Whitianga should expect delay.

Police are warning of further pockets of congestion as far north as Waiouru on State Highway 1.

A rescue helicopter based in Whitianga has been called to the scene.

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