Woman hurt in crash near Taupo

Last updated 13:05 04/01/2014

One person was trapped in the overturned car following the accident.

A woman was seriously hurt in the accident.

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A woman has been airlifted to Rotorua hospital with serious injuries following a car crash near Taupo.

Emergency services were called to SH1 at Oraunui, north of Taupo, about 9.30am after a car carrying a trailer clipped a truck and rolled. 

BayTrust Rescue Helicopter base manager Barry Vincent said there were two people in the car, with a 62-year-old Wellington woman needing to be airlifted to Rotorua Hospital with suspected chest injuries. 

Emergency services closed the road for a period of time to allow the rescue helicopter to land and to investigate the accident but the road was open again.

The truck driver was not injured, Vincent said.

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