22 Dec 2015

One dead after head-on crash in Waikato

9:01 pm on 22 December 2015

A head-on crash in Waikato has killed a man and put another three people in hospital, including a 6-year-old boy.

Police car at a check point in Mana, Wellington.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The accident happened at about 4.30pm on Paterangi Road in Te Awamutu.

A south-bound vehicle apparently crossed the centre line on a corner and collided with a vehicle coming the other way, according to a rescue helicopter crew sent to the scene.

The pilots said the south-bound driver died at the scene.

A trapped woman in her 60s and a 6-year-old boy in the other vehicle were flown to Waikato Hospital.

Another young boy, with less serious injuries, was taken to hospital by ambulance.