26 Dec 2017

Twelve people in three separate crashes

9:19 pm on 26 December 2017

Twelve people were involved in three separate car crashes across the country in two hours on Boxing Day.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Six people were injured, with three in a serious condition, after a crash in the Auckland suburb of Goodwood Heights just after 6pm.

St John said they have been taken to Middlemore Hospital.

Another five people were injured after a two car collision on the Lindis Pass in Otago about 5.30pm.

The police said the crash occurred about 15 minutes from Omarama and a helicopter was called.

Earlier, one person was left with moderate injuries after a two car crash on State Highway One between Piarere and Tirau about 4pm.