"Historian Dame Judith Binney was in a critical but stable condition in intensive care at Auckland City Hospital last night after being struck by a truck on Friday evening.
She has serious head injuries after the accident which happened while she was crossing Princes St in Auckland city. The truck stopped at the scene.
The accident comes at a time when Dame Judith should be celebrating the publication of a significant piece of research around Tuhoe history. She launched her latest book, Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921, a week ago in Ruatoki at Waikirikiri Marae.Be well, be safe.