Woman badly hurt in crash

TARYN UTIGER
Last updated 05:00 25/02/2014

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An elderly woman is in hospital with serious injuries after her car and a truck collided yesterday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 3pm on State Highway 43 in Toko, on the intersection of East Rd and Standish Rd.

The woman, 76, was trapped in the car for a considerable length of time before being freed by Fire Rescue.

She received multiple injuries, including leg and arm fractures, and chest and head injuries.

She was treated by St John Paramedics and then flown to Taranaki Base Hospital by the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter.

Constable Andrew Russ of the Stratford police station said it appeared the woman had crossed the centre line and hit a stock truck and trailer.

"Upon impact the car was shunted back along the road," he said.

The 55-year-old truck driver, who was from Cambridge, was not hurt, he said.

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