Seven hospitalised after serious accident in Waikato

Seven hospitalised after serious accident in Waikato
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Seven people are being taken to hospital after a serious accident in the Waikato on Wednesday.

Emergency services have been called to the incident in Patetonga.

"Police are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection State Highway 27 and Maukoro Landing Road," a police spokesperson says.

"Emergency services were alerted to the two-vehicle crash at 12:05pm."

Five of the injured are in a serious condition. Two others are moderate.

St John says a helicopter has been dispatched. The injured are being flown to Waikato Hospital.

"SH27 is closed between Maungataraata and Tahuna and diversions are in place," a police spokesperson says.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area."

More to come.


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