TO: News Room
FROM: Michele Hider, Communications Manager
DATE: 8 December, 2007
SUBJECT: Eight People In Christchurch Hospital After Car Crash
Eight people are in Christchurch Hospital after two cars collided on State Highway One near Leathfield Beach in North Canterbury this morning.
One person is in a critical condition, two are stable but in a serious condition, two people are stable with moderate injuries and another three people are in a stable condition. The crash occurred at 11.35am today on SH1, just south of the turn off to Leathfield Beach.
Several people were airlifted to Christchurch Hospital while the remainder were taken by road.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the crash.