The 19-year-old woman seriously injured in a crash between Tauranga and Whakatane yesterday remains in a critical condition at Waikato Hospital today.

The Whakatane woman suffered serious head injuries in a two car collision near Otamarakau, east of Pukehina, and was flown to hospital once cut free from her vehicle.

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A hospital spokeswoman said the woman was in a critical condition in ICU.


Police are looking for witnesses to the crash.

Emergency services spent nearly three hours treating the woman and clearing highway.

The driver of the other car was taken to Tauranga hospital in a moderate condition.