Update 1 from accident - Napier - Taupo Road (SH5) - Eastern
**Update 1 from accident** - Napier - Taupo Road (SH5) -
Emergency Services are now extracting the
remaining 6 injured people from the crashed van. A
helicopter is being used to winch the injured from the
vehicle, up on to the road where they are being
The remaining injured are in a serious condition
(Status 2) with one in a critical condition (Status 1).
Currently there are Rescue Helicopters from Hawkes Bay,
Taupo and Rotorua at the scene and they will be transporting
the injured to hospital once removed from the vehicle.
road remains closed and will remain closed until at least
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