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Multiple Injuries Following Two Separate Crashes On SH38 Near Kaingaroa

Several people have been taken to hospital this morning following two separate crashes on State Highway 38 near Kaingaroa.

Emergency services were first called to a single vehicle crash near Wai-Iro-Hia Road just after 7:30am.

St John responded with two ambulances and one rapid response vehicle.

Two patients were transported to Rotorua Hospital by ambulance in a serious condition," a St John spokesperson says.

A report was then received of a second single vehicle crash on the highway near Wairapukao Road at around 8.20am.

St John transported one patient via ambulance to Rotorua Hospital in a moderate condition.

The two crashes occurred within about 1km of each other.

The highway was blocked for a period of time, however NZTA reports both lanes have since re-opened.

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