Better news for injured mum

By Peter de Graaf

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The Far North woman critically injured in a crash near Kerikeri on Friday is now out of intensive care and in a stable condition at Auckland City Hospital.

The 30-year-old from the Doubtless Bay area and her children, aged nine months and six years, were travelling on State Highway 10 when her BMW sedan and a Honda CR-V collided just north of the Kerikeri crossroads about 5.15pm.

The two children and the driver of the Honda, a Kerikeri man in his 60s, were also injured.
The woman and one child were flown to Whangarei Hospital by the Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopter.

The woman was transferred by air to Auckland City Hospital on Sunday. The children were taken to Starship Children's Hospital, also in Auckland, where both were yesterday in a ward in a stable condition.

The man is in a ward at Whangarei Hospital in a stable condition.

Kerikeri police Senior Sergeant Peter Robinson said it appeared one of the vehicles had crossed the centreline.

Enquiries into the cause of the crash were continuing, assisted by the Whangarei-based Serious Crash Unit.

- Northern Advocate

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