A pregnant woman was airlifted to Whangārei Hospital after her car collided with an empty logging truck in the Far North.
The woman - 25-weeks pregnant - was driving on Peria Valley Rd, around 500m from State Highway 1 in Peria, when the crash occurred shortly after 9am on Wednesday.
The Advocate understands two children were in the car with her, including a young toddler believed to be less than 2-years-old.
The Kaitaia Volunteer Fire Brigade raced to the scene where they assisted St John paramedics dispatched from Doubtless Bay to treat two people hurt in the crash.
A St John spokeswoman said a patient in a serious condition and another in moderate condition were airlifted to Whangārei Hospital.
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A police spokesman said emergency services took a precautious approach and requested a rescue chopper as the woman had abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.
He said enquiries were continuing into the cause of the crash.