Two critical after Napier crash

Two women are in a critical condition following a collision in Napier last night.

Eastern District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Ross Smith said two cars, with a single occupant in each, collided on Prebensen Drive, Napier, at 6.25pm.

St John Heretaunga territory manager Brendon Hutchinson said both drivers were trapped and the Fire Service cut them from their vehicles. The women were taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings.

A hospital spokesperson last night said a woman in her 50s and another in her 20s were in a critical condition.

Central Fire Communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said three fire crews and three ambulances attended the scene. Prebensen Drive was closed for about three hours and traffic was diverted.

Mr Smith said the Serious Crash Unit was investigating.


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