Six people injured after crash between truck and ute in eastern Bay of Plenty

Six people have been injured following a serious two-car crash between a truck and trailer and a ute in the eastern Bay of Plenty this morning.

The incident occurred on Waiotahe Beach Road, in Opotiki, at 9am.

One person was transported to Gisborne Hospital in a moderate condition.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area if possible.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS