Injured woman crawls up bank

00:56, Apr 07 2014

A 43-year-old woman has crawled up a 60 metre bank to get help after her car plunged off the road in Hawke's Bay.

She was seriously injured when her car left a Ruapunga Rd at 9.30 this morning, A Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said.

Ruapunga is about 35km south of Wairoa.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Ruapunga Rugby Ground helicopter landing pad site.

The rescue helicopter then flew her to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.

She is still being assessed in the emergency department, a hospital spokeswoman said.