The youngest of two children injured in a serious crash near
Whakatane yesterday has died.
Whakatane Sergeant Yvonne Parker said the baby, believed to
be 4 months old, was flown to Starship Hospital last night
but has since died.
The crash happened on the Thornton Bridge, on Thornton Rd
near East Bank Rd and West Bank Rd about 2pm yesterday.
A doctor, who was one of the first people at the scene of the
crash, worked on the baby for close to an hour on the bridge
and continued during the ambulance journey to the hospital.
The baby was one of four people in a car that collided
head-on with a small truck.
A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital while
the driver and front seat passenger were taken to Whakatane
Hospital by ambulance.
- Rotorua Daily Post