Serious crash at Ohope among spate of Eastern Bay crashes

A crash at Ohope Hill this afternoon which left one person with serious injuries is the latest in a string of crashes taking place in the Eastern Bay over the last week.

A police media spokesperson says they were called to the scene on Ohope hill near the intersection of Ohope Rd and Otarawairere Rd about 1.45pm.

Police says one person has serious injuries.

The crash comes on the back of another this morning involving two vehicles on Awakeri Rd between Putiki Rd and Western Drain Rd.

The incident happened just before quarter past eight.

Two people received minor injuries.

This crash along with the one at Ohope Hill this morning takes the toll up to seven in just over a week, with a combined six people dying as a result of the crashes.

Sam Gardner