Woman, child in hospital

Van rolls into swamp near Uruti

Last updated 07:15 10/07/2012
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A van carrying eight people ended up in a ditch after coming off the road near Uruti this morning.

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Two people - a woman and a toddler - have been flown by rescue helicopter to Taranaki Base Hospital after the people-mover they were in hit ice and rolled in the Uruti Valley north of New Plymouth this morning.

The extent of their injuries is not known. Eight people were aboard the vehicle when it slid off SH3, rolled down a bank, and ended upside-down in a swamp shortly before 7am.

This is the second serious crash in Taranaki's far north in the last few days - on Sunday two people had to be airlifted to hospital when their car hit ice and rolled just north of the Mokau River bridge. One suffered serious back injuries.

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