A 54-year-old woman was seriously injured after the car she was driving ploughed into a truck in wet weather in South Taranaki last night.
The crash happened on State Highway 3, south of Mokoia at the Whakamara Rd intersection shortly after 9.20pm.
Sergeant Sandy Shaw said the southbound car lost control on a corner and was hit by an oncoming truck.
The Patea woman, who suffered serious injuries, had to be cut from the wreckage and was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital by St John Ambulance, Mrs Shaw said.
It was too early to speculate on the cause of the crash but Mrs Shaw said there was ''serious surfacing flooding'' and visibility was low when police arrived.
The driver of the truck was unharmed and the serious crash unit will be investigating.
- © Fairfax NZ News
The rising young stars of equestrian provided the highlight in the Series Final Show at Hawera at the weekend.
South Taranaki's first family of gelato are changing gear.
Stepping into the Strandon Barber, on New Plymouth's Devon St East, was like doing the time warp.
Betty and Trevor Bremner have created the Sshhmute, a practice mute for brass instruments.
The Archbishop of the Anglican Church is supporting the move to have female bishops consecrated.
What do you think of the proposed alcohol policy?Related story: Push to close bars at 2am
Get your mid week news fix
Get your South Taranaki news online
with Rachel Stewart
with Gordon Brown
Matt Rilkoff's perspective of contemporary life
With Kathryn Calvert
The self-confessed bard of Brixton, offers views on life, politics and Akubra hats.
with Glenn McLean