Woman trapped after head-on crash

21:56, May 23 2013

A head on vehicle crash near Shannon last night left a woman trapped and a man moderately injured.

Police were called to State Highway 57 near Okuku Rd around 7.40pm.

Police central communications shift inspector Chris Tait said the crash appeared to be a head-on.

"There were two single occupant vehicles involved," he said. "One status two [seriously injured] female is trapped and one status three or four [moderately injured] man who is walking around."

Tait said the woman was extracted from the vehicle by the Fire Service.

No diversions were in place.

The woman was in a stable condition in intensive care this morning. 

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