4 Aug 2019

One person dead and others injured in multiple crashes

8:15 am on 4 August 2019

One person is dead, another critically injured and three others seriously hurt after four car crashes overnight.

Two pedestrians were hit in separate incidents - one near Huntly just after midnight, causing the person critical injuries, and the other near Ōpotiki about 2.30am, where a person has since died.

A car rolled in Shannon in Horowhenua just before 3am.

One person was initially trapped in the vehicle. They were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Meanwhile, a car with three occupants went over a bank in Newlands, just north of Wellington, at about 3am.

One was critically injured.