A woman is seriously injured after being trapped under her crashed van for several hours in Hawke's Bay.
The van left the road and crashed 20m down a bank on Mangleton Road near Kereru late yesterday afternoon.
A Hawkes Bay rescue helicopter spokesperson said it appeared the 60-year-old woman was thrown from the van as it rolled down the bank, but it then rolled on top of her, trapping her underneath.
Emergency services used specialist equipment to lift the van off her before a paramedic could treat her.
She was flown by helicopter to hospital.