Man dies following car crash

An 85-year-old man has died after a car crash in Northland last week.

Police said Fredrick Charles Poyner died in hospital on Friday, two days after his car was hit by another vehicle that failed to give way in Dargaville.

Police said the crash was one of several in the area in recent days, and urged motorists to drive to the conditions.

Among other serious Northland crashes recently, a woman and two children, one aged 6 and the other 9 months, were seriously injured on Friday when a car driving along State Highway 10 south of Kerikeri crossed the centre-line and hit another car.

The woman and children were in one car, while the male driver of the other car received moderate injuries.

Police said fatigue was believed to be the cause of the crash.