Young boy remains in hospital following Gisborne crash

Seven people were injured when the cars collided just south of Te Karaka. Photo Gisborne Herald
Seven people were injured when the cars collided just south of Te Karaka. Photo Gisborne Herald

The 4-year-old boy who was in serious condition after a head-on car crash near Gisborne on Good Friday remains in hospital.

He was one of seven people hurt in the crash when the cars they were in collided on a slight bend just south of Te Karaka, 25km inland from the city on State Highway 2.

The crash happened moments after a police patrol car began to pursue one of the cars for alleged speeding.

A 21-year-old woman in one of the vehicles was flown out to Waikato Hospital that night. She is in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit.

The six others are three men aged 38, 26 and 21, an 18-year-old woman, a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. They were all in stable condition at Gisborne Hospital as of 1.30pm today.

They suffered a range of moderate to serious injuries.

Police have begun a serious crash investigation and the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been advised.

- NZ Herald

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