4 Dec 2009

Car plunges down bank, three injured

6:26 am on 4 December 2009

Three passengers were trapped for nearly an hour after their car careered off the road and down a bank near Tauranga.

A woman is critically ill and two other passengers were seriously hurt in the accident at about 11.30pm on Thursday.

Their car plunged off Omanawa Rd in Omanawa and stopped against a tree.

The driver was able to get out, police say, but the passengers had to be cut free by firefighters before being taken to Tauranga Hospital.