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Serious Cash - Car in River


Serious Cash - Car in River

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:04pm

Emergency services are at Waioeka Road near Opotiki where a car has crashed off the road and into the Waioeka River.

Police received a call just after 11 am reporting that a woman was trapped and unconcious in the partly submerged car and two children had escaped from the vehicle.

Police and Fire Service responded and the woman has now been extracted from the car and is in serious condition. The children have less serious injuries.
A helicopter is en-route to the scene to airlift lift the victims to hospital as the scene is remote and it is not possible to get the injured woman out of the river bed and up to the road.

The helicopter is expected to arrive at the scene at about 12:15.
The Police serious crash unit will be investigating the circumstances of the crash.

No further details of the crash or the victims is available. A further media release will be made if further information comes to hand.

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