Teen passenger dies in crash

Last updated 08:57 19/02/2013

Relevant offers

National

Turning corner saves repeat Waikato drunk driver from jail Dome Valley trio jailed for kidnapping, attempted murder To frame anti-vaccine rhetoric as 'debate' is dangerous and wrong Fidget spinners have become a huge issue at one Waikato school Possibly NZ's oldest Facebook user, Jean Leslie talks tech, life and friendship Waikato backers buoyed by med school progress Broadband use skyrockets in Marlborough on back of streaming and online gaming Police hope rose tattoo will help identify a woman's body found in West Auckland Truck rolls near Paeroa, blocks lane Thai restaurant owner 'shocked' after Immigration NZ detains volunteer chef at Porirua market

A teenage passenger in a three-car crash west of Hamilton last Thursday died in hospital in Auckland overnight.

The 17-year-old was travelling west on State Highway 23 near Whatawhata shortly before 10pm in a Suzuki Swift.

An eastbound Nissan Bluebird crossed the centreline and collided head-on with the Suzuki, Waikato police said.

The female driver of the Suzuki was in a critical but stable condition in Waikato Hospital, while the driver of the Nissan had serious leg injuries.

The driver of a Hyundai Sonata following the Suzuki managed to brake and avert all but a minor collision.

An investigation by the Waikato serious crash unit was continuing, with investigators awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine whether alcohol played any part in the crash.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content