State Highway 3 accident: Truck and car collide on Ohaupo Rd near Hamilton

One person was seriously injured in the Ohaupo Rd accident on SH3 between Airport Rd and Douch Rd. Photo / Maryana García

Emergency services are responding to an accident between a car and a truck on State Highway 3 near Hamilton.

Police confirmed one person died in the Ohaupo Rd crash on SH3 between Airport Rd and Douch Rd.

A police spokesperson said the accident was reported at around 1.50pm.

“A truck and a car have collided,” the spokesman told the Waikato Herald.

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The spokesman said the car involved was a Land Rover possibly transporting rubbish.

Debris fell onto the road, which was blocked, the spokesman said.

A Fire and Emergency spokesman said one fire engine and two rescue trucks were dispatched, but the rescue trucks were withdrawn.

“The crew has arrived at the scene,” the spokesman said.

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“The police and ambulance are present and we are helping.”

Hato Hone St John confirmed it was notified of an accident on Ohaupo Rd, Ohaupo, at 1.52pm.

A spokesperson said St John responded with an ambulance and rapid response vehicle.

Crews evaluated and treated one patient at the scene.

Police confirmed SH3 between Airport Rd and Kapiaki Rd remained closed at 5.11pm.

According to an alert from the New Zealand Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi, at 3.35pm, SH3 between Airport Rd and Kapiaki Rd remained closed.

“(The road) is likely to remain closed for some time while police conduct a serious investigation into the accident,” the alert said.

“Please allow additional time for a short detour along Mystery Creek Rd.”

TO Waikato Herald The reporter at the scene said traffic was backed up at Airport Rd and Mystery Creek as traffic was diverted around the crash site.

Maryana Garcia is a multimedia reporter based in Hamilton and covering breaking news in Waikato. She previously wrote for the Rotorua Daily Post and Bay of Plenty Times.

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