Two remain in hospital after crashes

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 13:10 26/04/2013

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LATEST: Two people who had to be prised from their car wrecks within two hours of each other remain in hospital today.

An elderly lady from Mangaweka had to be extracted her vehicle and taken to hospital yesterdaty after receiving serious injuries when the vehicle she was driving left the road, near the Rangitira golf course and rolled into a roadside paddock near Hunterville on SH1 at around 9am.

She remained in hospital today in a stable condition.

The Hunterville, Mangaweka and Marton rural fire brigades prised the patient from the badly damaged vehicle and the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter transported her to Wanganui Hospital.

Two hours after yesterday morning's crash, a Woodville man suffered serious injuries when the vehicle he was driving rolled while he was trying to drive around a bend between Taumarunui and Owhango at 11am. 

The 60-year-old man remained in a critical in intensive care unit this morning.

Police closed the road temporarily so the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter could get access to the scene.

Members of the Rural Fire Brigade extracted the man from the badly damaged vehicle and St John Ambulance paramedics stabilised him at the scene before he was airifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

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- Manawatu Standard

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