Six people have been taken to hospital following a collision between two cars on State Highway 1 in the Wellington region.
It's believed a car heading south crossed the centre line, north of Pukerua Bay.
A 47-year-old woman who was a front seat passenger in a vehicle heading north had to be cut from the wreckage.
She had several fractures to her legs, and chest and stomach injuries and was flown to Wellington Hospital.
Ambulances took five other people to hospital.
The road was closed for a time.