One dead and six injured in three-car crash

BLAIR ENSOR
Last updated 20:12 16/12/2012

Relevant offers

National

Gang boss can keep car and cash - judge Driver cut from car Winter bids a wet farewell for some Smacking ban's 'suicide link' Axe to fall on soaring ministry travel costs Chinese minister's mystery visit Collins' axing unavoidable in the end Flip-flopping key to hold on to power Blaze rips through Lower Hutt hotel Pedestrian dies in central Wellington

One person is dead and six others injured after a three-car collision in the lower North Island this evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash between Levin and Shannon at the intersection of Waihou Rd and State Highway 57 about 5.10pm.

An ambulance communications spokeswoman said one person was dead while another six people were injured in the crash.

A rescue helicopter transported one critically injured patient to hospital.

A police spokesman earlier said four cars collided, but the number was revised to three. One had rolled and there were reports a person was trapped inside, the spokesman said.

Diversions are in place while the serious crash unit investigates.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content