20 Jan 2013

Eight in hospital after Whangarei crash

8:01 am on 20 January 2013

Eight people have been injured in a head-on collision in Whangarei.

Police say a car was travelling on the wrong side of the road and collided with another on Western Hills Drive just before midnight on Saturday.

One of the eight people taken to Whangarei Hospital has serious leg injuries.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash and the driver of the car on the wrong side of the road is likely to face charges of excess breath alcohol and reckless driving causing injury.

A spokesperson said police believe one of the vehicles may have been stolen.