Accidentally State Highway 2 closes at Upper Hutt after motorcyclist has been seriously injured

A motorcyclist flew to the hospital earlier this afternoon after a severe crash on State Highway 2 near Kaitoke, Upper Hutt.

There are emergency services on Remutaka Hill that have forced the closure of SH2 in both directions.

A spokesperson for the Fire Department and Nood New Zealand told us Herald the motorcyclist was brought to the hospital in a critical condition after the incident.

He said that the incident occurred around 4:30 PM and that the road would remain closed for an hour or so.

A police spokesman asked motorists to avoid the area if possible.

More to come.

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