One dead, cyclist seriously injured after separate crashes in Auckland


One person has died following a two-vehicle crash in Karaka south of Auckland this evening.

Another person suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital.

Police said two other people were uninjured in the crash which occurred around 6.40pm.

The intersection of Lewis Road and Charles Road remains blocked, and it is likely to be closed to traffic for some time.

Police are advising motorists to delay their travel or avoid the area.

Police said they will investigate the crash on behalf of the coroner.

Meanwhile, a cyclist has been taken to Middlemore Hospital with serious injuries after a crash involving a bus.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Bairds Road in Ōtara about 5.15pm.

Bairds Rd, between Sandbrook Ave and Preston Rd, was closed for several hours but reopened just before 10pm.

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