Waikato police say their inquiries into a crash near Cambridge that left seven people injured, point to driver inattention.
One of the cars was being driven by a mother with four young children - police say she failed to give way to oncoming traffic on State Highway One yesterday afternoon.
The 34-year-old woman behind the wheel and a two-year-old child are critically ill.
The crash was the second of its type in the same spot in a week, and police are working with roading authorities over issues that may have been contributing factors.
Meanwhile police have named the man who died earlier this week after a train hit his car - he was 76-year-old Paeroa resident Turua Teremoana.
They say that crash too, appears to be a case of driver inattention.
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