Woman hurt in King Country crash
A serious truck crash in King Country yesterday afternoon left one person in a critical condition and closed SH4 for several hours.
A truck crashed into a bank near Takiri Road, Aria - between Te Kuiti and Taumarunui - and a female passenger was "very heavily trapped", Piopio station officer Tama Williams said.
The truck had been heading for Taumarunui and appeared to have gone off the road after a slight bend, he said.
The woman was taken by helicopter to Waikato hospital in a critical condition, St John clinical control team leader James Ihimaera said.
The truck's male driver was in a moderate condition and went to Taumarunui hospital by road.