Seven men have been injured, two critically, in a collision
between a van and a logging truck in Hawkes Bay.
All seven occupants of the van were injured in the accident,
a Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust spokeswoman said.
It occurred about 4.10pm on Putere Rd, a gravel forestry road
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter airlifted a
28-year-old man to hospital with major abdominal injuries and
The helicopter crew made a second flight to the Ruapunga
Rugby Grounds were they airlifted two men aged in their
twenties who had been transported by road ambulance from the
accident scene. One of the men had back injuries and the
other had an arm injury.
Two of the men were in a critical condition and two others
were seriously injured, police said. Three were moderately
The Eastern Rescue Helicopter airlifted two men from the
accident scene. The remaining three injured men were
transported by road ambulance, the spokeswoman said. All were
taken to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.
The Police serious crash unit was investigating the cause of
The logging truck driver was believed to be unhurt, the
It was earlier reported that eight men had been injured.