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Four injured as crash closes SH1 at Pokeno

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/09/2016
A serious crash in Pokeno has closed SH1. © Facebook/Jaques Van Zyl A serious crash in Pokeno has closed SH1.

One person has life-threatening injuries and three others are hurt following a head-on crash that closed a section of SH1 earlier today.

The critically injured person was flown by helicopter to hospital and three others, including a child, have been picked up by ambulances with serious, moderate and minor injuries, following the collision near Pokeno at 11am.

Police say drivers can expect delays of several hours while the road is cleared and officers investigate the cause of the crash.

Diversions are in place between the Pokeno on ramp and off ramp.

Southbound travellers are being warned to travel through Te Kauwhata.

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