An elderly couple have died after they were hit by a car
while crossing a Taranaki highway.
St John Central Region district operations manager Ian May
said the couple were hit at 2pm today while crossing State
Highway 3 near Tongaporutu, a settlement north of New
A passing emergency department doctor was almost immediately
on scene and the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter
attended with two St John intensive care paramedics.
The patients died at the scene.
- By Brendan Manning of APNZ