Six people were taken to hospital following a two car crash in central new Plymouth today.
Emergency services were called to the scene, at the corner of Gilbert and Gover Streets, about 2pm.
Senior Constable Grant Kennard said a driver had not given way at a stop sign on Gilbert St and collided with another car coming down Gover St.
''And that lead to the carnage we have here,'' he said.
The front of both cars were badly damaged and one had crashed through a fence and into a tree on a corner property.
Two ambulances, two fire engines and three police cars were at the scene. Two children, one with their head wrapped in bandages, were put into an ambulance with a woman and taken to hospital, while three other people were taken to hospital in a separate ambulance.
The injuries were only minor but all of the occupants were being taken to hospital for check-ups, Kennard said.
Kennard said the crash highlighted the need for drivers to take more time at intersections.
''People aren't looking properly. It's a chronic problem in this city,'' he said.
''Stop signs are there for a reason because you don't have a clear view and need to take extra time.''
- Taranaki Daily News