Lindis Pass: Fatal Crash
At 2.16 pm Monday 26
November 2012 police were alerted to a crash between a car
and two motorcycles on the Lindis Pass, SH 8, near Goodger
Road approx 20 km north of Tarris.
Emergency services are
attending the crash scene. It has been confirmed that two
people have died as a result of the collision and one person
with serious injuries is being flown to Dunedin Hospital by
The number of people involved in the collision
is not known at this time.
The road is closed and is not
expected to be reopened before 7 pm.
investigators are in attendance and are investigating the
cause of the collision.
The police request the public to
be patient and respect the road closure. There is no detour
available in this area.
No further comment will be made at
this time. A further media release will be made when
additional information becomes
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