December 11, 2022
Five people have been injured after a serious crash that closed State Highway 1 at the south end of Wellsford for more than two hours today.
The two-car crash, north of Auckland, occurred at about 2.20pm at the intersection with Davies Rd.
Three people were airlifted to Auckland Hospital with serious injuries and two people were taken to North Shore Hospital with moderate injuries, police said.
The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew, alongside a Northland Rescue Helicopter Trust helicopter, each flew patients to hospital in a serious condition.
Traffic was diverted for a time off the main highway through Davies Rd and State Highway 16.
Waka Kotahi NZTA said a short detour was available but motorists should expect some delays, while the police Serious Crash Unit investigated.
The transport agency said shortly after 5pm that SH1 reopened.