Photo by Wellington Free Ambulance.
One person is seriously injured and three others have
moderate injuries after a car crossed the centre line and
crashed into another vehicle in Upper Hutt this morning,
The incident happened on State Highway 2 between Totara Park
and Gibbons Street just before 6.30am, Senior Sergeant Marc
Clausen of central police communications said.
The crash happened when a northbound car, with one person
inside, drifted into the lane of the southbound vehicle,
which was carrying three people, he said.
Following the incident, there was another minor nose-to-tail
accident involving vehicles slowing down for the first crash.
A spokesman for Wellington Free Ambulance said a woman in her
mid 20s, who was the rear seat occupant of the southbound
vehicle, was flown to Wellington Hospital by the Westpac
Rescue Helicopter with spinal and abdominal injuries.
A 19-year-old man with spinal injuries and a lower leg
fracture was taken to Hutt Hospital.
Two other women aged in their mid-20s were also taken to Hutt
Hospital with spinal injuries and one with abdominal
injuries, the spokesman said.
The Police Serious Crash Unit was at the scene investigating
the cause of the accident.
The northbound lanes were closed while the crash scene was
measured, but SH2 was now open in both directions.