Driver cut from car

Last updated 14:49 31/08/2014

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A woman was airlifted to hospital with chest injuries following a car crash in South Taranaki this morning.

Emergency services and the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter were called to the scene, on State Highway 3 north of Te Roti, just after 9am.

St John Spokesman Ian May said the 58-year-old woman suffered moderate chest injuries when the car she was driving left the road, rolled down a 30m bank and ended up in a swamp.

She was cut from the car by firefighters and treated at the scene by St John paramedics before being flown to Taranaki Base Hospital, where she is now in a stable condition.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by police.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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