20 Jul 2010

Seven of 12 in highway crash still in hospital

8:01 pm on 20 July 2010

Seven of the 12 teenagers injured in a road crash near Rotorua at the weekend were still in hospital on Tuesday night.

They were returning from a party in Taupo during the early hours of Saturday morning when the van in which they were travelling flipped onto its side and crashed into a bank on State Highway 5.

Two young men remain in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit, while two girls are in a stable condition, although one is still in the high-dependency unit.

Another two youths and a young woman are in Rotorua Hospital, although one of the boys will be discharged on Wednesday.

The other five passengers have been discharged.