A car slid 80m before smashing into two cars that had already
crashed on a busy highway yesterday, leaving one passenger
dead and three others injured.
The car was travelling south on State Highway 10 at Kerikeri
when it hit two cars sprawled across the road outside the
Kerikeri Farm Hostel. An 18-year-old German backpacker ran to
the scene of the first accident and was distressed to witness
the fatal crash, a hostel worker said.
One person died at the scene and Northland Rescue Helicopter
took two teenage girls with serious injuries to Whangarei
A 21-year-old male driver was taken to Bay of Islands
Hospital with moderate injuries.
State Highway 10 near Kerikeri Junction Rd was closed for
several hours while police examined the scene.