A crash between a school bus and car has left one woman dead
and a child with critical injuries.
The collision, near the Manutahi Hotel on State Highway 3 in
South Taranaki, was reported to emergency services about
It is understood the car was under the bus, and the Fire
Service was called to extract the smaller vehicle's two
Fire Service shift manager confirmed both people in the car
Police central communications Inspector Ken Climo said the
second person in the car - a child - had been airlifted to
Wellington Hospital by the Taranaki Community Rescue
St John ambulance service confirmed the child had critical
Two people from the bus were also transported to Hawera
Hospital with minor injuries.
A 15-year-old male had suffered minor leg injuries, St John
said in a statement.
The bus driver, a 63-year-old man, was also being treated at
The road was expected tor remain closed for several hours.