Motorcyclist comes off bike on Auckland motorway

6:48 pm on 28 January 2017

A motorcyclist has come off their bike on Auckland's northern motorway.

Police said the accident happened near the south-bound Shelly Beach Rd off-ramp about 4pm.

Two lanes were blocked for a time but have reopened.

Meanwhile, two separate crashes earlier today closed the northbound lanes of the Waikato Expressway and State Highway 57 near Palmerston North.

A truck crashed into railings on the Waikato Expressway near Mangaharakeke Rd shortly after 10am, blocking the expressway's northbound lanes.

Three people were injured on SH57 south of Palmerston North in a serious crash involving two cars about 10.40am. Police said they were all taken to hospital in a moderate condition.

The lanes of both roads have reopened.