Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Man critical after crash

Photo / File
Photo / File

A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after a car and a truck collided in Hastings this morning.

Police said the car lost control on a corner and crossed the centre line before colliding with a southbound truck on Stock Rd in Bridge Pa about 9.30am.

The car's driver, its sole occupant, was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital in a critical condition.
The driver and passenger of the truck were uninjured but quite traumatised.

Police said inquiries into the crash were continuing.


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