Serious injuries in SH1 crash

Two people have been seriously injured in a crash on SH1. Photos: ARHT

Two people have sustained serious injuries following a crash on State Highway 1, near Wellsford.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, which closed down the highway for part of yesterday afternoon.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter sent two helicopters to the scene.

A woman in her 40s, who was the driver of one of the vehicles, suffered head injuries and was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

“A man in his 20s, who was the passenger of the same vehicle, suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition,” says a spokesperson for the rescue helicopter.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.