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Man injured in Morere car crash

A man was transported to Wairoa Hospital early yesterday morning after the car he was driving left State Highway 2 and crashed into some trees at Morere.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around midnight.

The Wairoa volunteer fire brigade and a St John ambulance from Wairoa turned out to the crash.

“The man was in the ambulance being treated when we arrived,” said Wairoa chief fire officer Grant Duley.

“His car had slid across the road and gone down into some trees where it came to a halt.”

The crash happened at the top of Morere Hill.

The driver was treated and discharged from Wairoa Hospital.

“The vehicle sustained extensive damage,” CFO Duley said.

His fire crew made the vehicle safe.

A Fire and Emergency NZ crew from Gisborne was also despatched to the crash, but they were recalled when it was clear no one was trapped.