Two teens hit on Bay of Plenty roads over the weekend remain
in critical conditions at Waikato Hospital.
A 17-year-old mother and a 16-year-old pedestrian, who were
hit in separate incidents, continue to fight for their lives
in the hospital's intensive care unit.
The 17-year-old was hit by a car allegedly driven by her
partner after attending a birthday party early on Saturday
On Monday, the woman's 19-year-old partner appeared in the
Rotorua District Court charged with driving with excess
breath alcohol, careless driving causing injury and driving
He entered no plea and was remanded on bail on condition that
he does not drive a vehicle and does not consume alcohol or
The 16-year-old, who was struck by a bus carrying tourists on
Old Taupo Road late Saturday morning, suffered serious head
injuries from the incident, police said.
- By Heather McCracken of APNZ