Four people are in Tauranga Hospital with minor to serious
injuries after a car accident in rural Tauranga last
night.Emergency services including multiple ambulances were
called to State Highway 2 at Pongakawa just after 6pm after a
St John Mount Maunganui operations team manager Gary Bishell
said three people involved in the accident suffered minor
injuries and were taken to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance.
A female driver of one of the vehicles suffered serious
injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
"It appeared the two cars were going the same way and someone
pulled out to overtake. I don't know what exactly happened
but one car was t-boned and hit directly on its side.
"It was a local girl, the driver, she took the impact on the
driver's side. She had serious pelvis injuries."
Ambulances from Tauranga, Te Puke and Mount Maunganui
attended the accident.
- Bay of Plenty Times