Eight injured in crash near Paeroa

Eight people have been taken to hospital after a crash at the intersection of SH2 and Awaiti Rd in the Waikato. Image: Google Maps.

A woman is in a serious condition after a crash between a van and a car in Waikato.

Eight people were injured in the crash in Netherton at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Awaiti Rd near Paeroa at 6.50pm on Monday. 

"Initially two people were trapped, the road was blocked but reopened at 8.30pm," says Senior Sergeant Mike Henwood.

A St John statement says eight people were treated at the scene and transported to hospital. 

While one person is seriously hurt, another is in a moderate condition and six others had minor injuries. 

The woman was airlifted to Waikato Hospital, while rest were taken to Thames Hospital. 

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

-Stuff.co.nz




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