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Serious Crash Near Ōpōtiki Leaves One Person In Critical Condition

One person is now in Whakatāne Hospital in a critical condition following a crash near Appleton Road in Ōpōtiki this morning

Police were advised of the accident at 3.10am.

A Police spokesperson says, "it appeared to be a single vehicle crash, where a car collided with a power pole, and the driver looked to have been the sole occupant of the car."

The accident forced the closure of State Highway 2 between Paerata Ridge and Woodlands Roads for much of the morning. The road re-opened just before 10.30am.

Sergeant Chris Howard says, the serious crash unit are at the scene conducting an investigation.


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