Three road smashes in 24 hours have Bay of Plenty police urging motorists to take care.
A teenage boy is in intensive care after being hit by a car in Mount Maunganui yesterday.
Police say the boy was trying to cross Maunganui Road when he was struck, and is in a
serious but stable condition in Tauranga Hospital.
Hours later, a van collided with a motorcyclist on the same road.
The 61-year-old motorcyclist has serious arm, shoulder and torso injuries, and a possible fractured pelvis.
Last night a vehicle travelling north on State Highway 2 near Aongatete left the road on a moderate right hand bend, colliding with a road sign and narrowly missing a concrete power
pole before rolling and coming to a stop in a drain.
The local man was taken to Tauranga Hospital with moderate injuries.By Annabel Reid