A teenage girl who was airlifted to hospital after a two-car collision on the Awhitu Peninsula yesterday is now in a stable condition.
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust said it sent two helicopters to the accident on Awhitu Rd at 3.51pm and 4pm yesterday.
One flew a female patient in her teens in a critical condition with multiple injuries to Auckland City Hospital.
The other flew a male patient, who had been trapped in one of the vehicles, to Middlemore Hospital. A St John spokeswoman said he was in a serious condition.
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This morning he was discharged from Middlemore and transported to Auckland Hospital, a family member told the Herald.
Auckland District Health Board said the teenager in Auckland City Hospital is now in a stable condition.
St John was called at 3.39pm yesterday and sent four ambulances as well as the two helicopters.
Police were advised about 3.45pm. Diversions were put in place and the Serious Crash Unit was notified.
Jerimaiah Haimona King posted on a Waiuku Facebook page at about 7pm last night saying the road was still closed off: "A vehicle accident has happened in Awhitu somewhere and the road is closed off from the intersection of the marae."
A 27-year-old woman, Madeleine Nadine Higginson, died in another crash on Awhitu Rd last year.