A toddler has serious injuries after being thrown from a car in a crash on a Hawke's Bay highway.

Police said a BMW carrying two adults and two young children hit a truck and trailer unit on State Highway 50A near Meeanee Overbridge at about midday.

The car was shunted into a ditch on the opposite side of the road in the collision.

A three-year-old child suffered serious injuries after being thrown from the vehicle.


The driver, a 31-year-old local man, also suffered serious injuries, while a 30-year-old woman and a one-year-old child suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses told police the BMW appeared to turn into the path of the truck.

To give information on the crash call Hawkes Bay Police on 06 873 0500.

- Herald Online