Tragic Accident Claims Unborn Baby’s Life and Leaves Others Critically Injured

A devastating incident occurred on State Highway 1 near Bullman Rd, Okaihau, resulting in the death of a woman’s unborn baby and leaving two individuals in critical condition. The crash involved a stolen ute being driven by a 12-year-old.

Far North Area Commander Inspector Riki Whiu provided details of the tragic event, stating that the collision occurred head-on between two vehicles around 9.08pm. The pregnant woman, who was one of the critically injured individuals, lost her baby as a result of the crash. She remains in a critical but stable condition, with police offering support to her family.

A total of four individuals were taken to the hospital, with two in critical condition and four in a moderate condition. It was revealed that one of the vehicles involved had been stolen earlier in the week from Moerewa, and the occupants of the stolen vehicle ranged from 12 to 17 years old.

The Serious Crash Unit is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision, although certain details cannot be commented on at this time. Inspector Whiu expressed the tragic nature of the incident, attributing it to selfish and reckless behavior on the part of unlicensed youths, one of whom was not even a teenager.

The community has been left reeling from the loss of a young life and the injuries sustained by others. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of irresponsible actions on the road.

Latest reports from the Northern Advocate indicate that Northland will receive additional funding to address the issue of potholes on state highways, providing some relief to truck drivers and motorists in the region.