Paekākāariki Hill Crash – three injured

A two-car crash on the southern side of the Paekākāariki Hill Road at 6pm tonight has left three people injured – one seriously.

A police spokesperson says one person has serious injuries, one has moderate injuries and one has minor injuries. A helicopter was deployed and transported the seriously injured patient to hospital.

The road was closed and diversions put in place.

This is the second serious accident on Paekākāariki Hill Road in as many weeks. Last week a person received critical injuries and a helicopter responding after a crash on the hill road.

The man was also flown to hospital with critical injuries after a crash on Paekākāariki Hill Rd in Pauatahanui.

A police spokesperson said the crash happened on the Paekākāariki side of the hill, and the motorcyclist was pinned under the car “for a time”.

He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition.

The Serious Crash Unit are still investigating.