Two teenage girls trapped after a car reported stolen hit a tree in Bellevue, Tauranga, this morning, remain in Tauranga Hospital, one in a critical condition.
A Tauranga Hospital spokeswoman said one of the two 14-year-old patients, both from Tauranga, remained in a critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit.
The other was in a stable condition in a paediatrics ward, she said.
The crash happened just before 10am at the intersection of Windsor and Bellevue Rds in Otumoetai.
Senior Sergeant Shannon Clifford earlier said the two girls were taken to Tauranga Hospital, one was in critical condition and the other in moderate condition.
Mr Clifford said the crashed car had been reported stolen, but he did not know when.
Early indications and witness accounts suggested road surface and speed appeared to be the main factors in the crash, he said.
A police communications spokeswoman said the Serious Crash Unit was still investigating the exact cause of the crash and inquiries were ongoing.