Trailer dislodges and hits car


A DISLODGED trailer has caused a serious crash between Whakatane and Opotiki this morning.

State Highway 2 between Kutarere and Opotiki is closed as emergency services deal with an accident involving a car and a trailer.

The accident occurred about 8.40am near Ruatuna Road.

It is understood a vehicle towing a trailer was travelling towards Opotiki when the trailer came free and hit a vehicle travelling in the other direction.

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours and no detour is available.

The status of the car driver is unknown at this stage