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Hawke’s Bay Expressway reopened after serious crash, four injured

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The Hawke’s Bay Expressway south of Hastings was closed for several hours and four people were injured after a serious crash.

Emergency services, including the Serious Crash Unit, responded to the two-vehicle crash near the roundabout intersection of State Highway 2, Maraekakaho Rd and Longlands Rd about 8.50am on Monday morning.

Hawke’s Bay Expressway south of Hastings was closed for more than five hours after a serious crash left a woman critically injured and three others seriously injured. Photo / Warren Buckland
Hawke’s Bay Expressway south of Hastings was closed for more than five hours after a serious crash left a woman critically injured and three others seriously injured. Photo / Warren Buckland

A police statement said the Serious Crash Unit had been advised.

A St John spokesman said they responded with four ambulances, one manager and one rapid response vehicle.

Four people were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital, one in a critical condition and three in a serious condition.

A Te Whatu Ora Hawke’s Bay spokeswoman said a woman in her 60s was in a critical condition and a man in his 70s was in a serious condition at Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

She said a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s were both stable.

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi said in a social media post that Hawke’s Bay Expressway had reopened at 2.10pm after it was closed between the intersections with Flaxmere Ave and Longlands Rd.



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