One driver is injured and has been taken to Taranaki Base Hospital in serious condition after a truck and trailer crash this afternoon.
The crash occured at 2.20pm and closed State Highway 3A, the road is still currently closed while it is cleared.
This accident comes after NZ Transport creates speed restrictions to 80KM from 100KM on the highway over the Christmas period.
"Its a mess up. They should never have lowered the speed. Its causes more crashes" said a Waitara resident.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm.
Police did not have any more details.