30 Nov 2014

Elderly woman still in critical condition

8:23 am on 30 November 2014

An 80-year-woman remains in a critical condition in Christchurch hospital almost a week after the car she was in was hit head-on by a driver fleeing the police.

The scene of the Yaldhurst Road crash.

The scene of the Yaldhurst Road crash. Photo: RNZ / Patrick Phelps

The driver rammed a police road block on Yaldhurst Road on Monday before colliding with a Honda carrying the woman, and two other elderly people.

The driver had been charged with reckless driving causing injury and failing to stop for the police.

A passenger in the fleeing car faced a charge of possession of methamphetamine for supply, and appeared in court yesterday.

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