19 Aug 2017

One critical after car crashes into Waikato River

5:06 pm on 19 August 2017

Two people are in hospital after a car towing a trailer crashed into the Waikato River in Cambridge.

The crash happened at the intersection of Shakespeare Street and Tirau Road just before 12.30pm.

Police initially said a woman had died at the scene, and that a passenger was taken to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

However, they later said that after receiving significant medical intervention, including around one hour's worth of CPR, she regained a pulse.

The woman is in a critical condition at Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.