A baby has been flown to hospital in a critical condition and several other people are seriously hurt after a single-car crash that blocked State Highway 1 near Raumati South yesterday.
The baby, aged 18 months, was taken to Wellington Hospital by the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter after the accident which blocked the northbound lane of SH1 for more than an hour yesterday afternoon.
Two adults from the same vehicle were also taken to hospital, a Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman said.
The Serious Crash Unit was investigating police said.
Motorists heading north were being advised to delay travel or to take alternative routes as traffic had backed up south of the crash, New Zealand Transport Agency spokesman Anthony Frith said.
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