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Singapore family in New Zealand car crash; 10-year-old girl critically injured

The 10-year-old girl, who suffered serious head injuries, was subsequently flown to Starship Hospital in Auckland by an air ambulance. -ST
Lim Yan Liang

Wed, Jun 26, 2013
The Straits Times

A Singapore family holidaying in New Zealand lost control and crashed their car on Wednesday morning (New Zealand time). A 10-year-old girl who was in the car is fighting for her life in an Auckland hospital, reported the New Zealand Herald.

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According to the New Zealand Herald, the girl is in critical condition with head injuries.

The accident happened near Rotorua's Tikitapu (Blue Lake). There were five people in a Toyota Rav4 which rolled on Tarawera Road after it hit a tree.

The family of five, including a pair of twins aged 10, and an older brother, were on a two-week holiday and were due to fly home on Saturday.

A New Zealand traffic policeman said the accident seemed to have been caused by wintry conditions. He said the driver misjudged a corner and hit a tree.

Emergency personnel used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the passenger side doors.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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