Donations pour in for woman seriously hurt in Gisborne crash

Nikisha Green was injured when two cars collided on State Highway 2 near Te Karaka. Photo / Givealittle
Nikisha Green was injured when two cars collided on State Highway 2 near Te Karaka. Photo / Givealittle

A Givealittle page has been set up for a woman seriously hurt in a Good Friday car crash in Gisborne which landed seven people in hospital.

Two cars collided on State Highway 2 near Te Karaka on Friday morning following a police pursuit after one of the cars was clocked speeding by police.

"Within seconds of the officer initiating the pursuit, the vehicle has crashed into another vehicle down the road," a police statement said at the time.

Seven people were hurt and taken to Gisborne Hospital, including a 4-year-old boy who remained in a serious but stable condition in hospital yesterday.

Seven people were hurt in the crash. Photo / Paul Rickard
Seven people were hurt in the crash. Photo / Paul Rickard

One of the women, named as Nikisha Green on Givealittle, was on a "long road to recovery" and a donations page had been set up to help her with costs as she healed from her crash injuries.

So far more than $500 has been pledged by 14 donors.

"Please help Nikisha's long road to recovery as she battles through her extensive injuries by giving a little to help her and her whanau during this difficult time," wrote Carolyn Henare, who set up the page.

The amount of support being provided to Ms Green and her family was "overwhelming," she said.

"Nikisha has a long road ahead of her and is likely to spend some months in hospital while she recovers from her injuries.

"The purpose for setting up this page is due to the overwhelming response of Nikisha's friends and whanau who want to help her with donations which will go a long way to supporting the whanau who have travelled to be with her while she is in hospital."

Four people were in one of the vehicles involved in Friday's crash -- a 21-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy.

The oncoming vehicle had four people inside -- a 38-year-old man, 18-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl.

All seven were taken to Gisborne Hospital and the 21-year-old woman was flown out to Waikato Hospital that night in a critical but stable condition.

She remained in a critical but stable condition in the hospital's intensive care unit as of yesterday afternoon.

Four people died on the roads this Easter weekend.

- NZ Herald

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