A John Paul College student suffered serious leg and lower
body injuries when she was trapped inside her vehicle
following a head-on collision with another car near Waipa
The young woman was travelling north to Rotorua when she
allegedly crossed the centreline and clipped an on-coming
truck before colliding head-on with a southbound vehicle
following behind about 8.20am.
Rotorua police Sergeant Chris McLeod said the female student
was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be cut from the
wreckage by emergency fire service crews.
She was admitted to Rotorua Hospital with severe leg and
lower body injuries, he said.
"The woman's injuries were not life threatening but were
serious and will require months of rehabilitation."
The woman was lapsing in and out of consciousness as she was
being rescued from the vehicle, he said.
The male driver of the other car was also admitted to Rotorua
Hospital with a suspected broken pelvis and broken ankle.
The truck driver was uninjured.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash and the
reason the woman's car crossed the centreline, Mr McLeod
- Rotorua Daily Post