2 Jan 2011

Five men hospitalised after crash

1:55 pm on 2 January 2011

Five men in their late teens are being treated in Gisborne hospital after being injured in a car crash as they returned home from the Rhythm and Vines music festival.

Their car collided with a utility on State Highway 2 between Te Karaka and Matawai, inland from Gisborne.

One of the victims was trapped in the car for about 45 minutes until cut free by firemen, and was flown to hospital with head injuries by a rescue helicopter.