Mother killed, children injured in rural Waikato crash
Mother killed, children injured in rural Waikato crash overnight
"Mother killed, children injured in rural
Waikato crash overnight"
Crash investigators will today return to the scene of a fatal crash that
claimed the life of a mother and left her two children injured west of
Waikato Road Policing
Manager, Inspector Marcus Lynam, said emergency
services were called to the scene on Waingaro Rd, near the intersection with
Ohautira Rd about 9.40pm.
and her 18-month-old and six-year-old children had been
overdue by her partner about 7.10pm after they had failed to arrive home from
Hamilton where they had last been seen about 3pm.
"The father and friends were
searching for her vehicle on Waingaro Rd when
they heard the six-year-old child and found the SUV overturned down the bank
in a waist high creek. The children were rescued from the vehicle and a woman
travelled to a nearby hotel to raise the alarm because of bad communications
in the area."
Mr Lynam said the woman died of her injuries at the
scene while the two
children were flown to Waikato Hospital with status two and three injuries.
"At this time
we don't know the cause of the crash and Serious Crash
will be returning to the scene today to oversee recovery of the vehicle and
motorists should expect delays if travelling on Waingaro Rd.
"While the crash
investigation is still in its formative stages, Police
like to extend their sympathies to the family for their tragic loss."