Maramarua - Serious Crash Update - Sunday, 15 December 2013
Serious Crash Update
15 December 2013 - 8:13pm
SH 2 at Maramarua is
being reopened following the earlier-reported crash.
male patient from one car is in Middlemore hospital with
A woman, from the second vehicle, who
was initially transported to Auckland hospital in a critical
condition is now said to be stable with serious
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