Woman hurt in King Country crash

22:14, Jul 07 2014

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. 

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