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Motor vehicle crash - SH82 Waimate - Canterbury

"Police News Alert Issued *** 5.25PM, February 20th (Thursday) ***"

Emergency services are attending a motor vehicle crash on the Hakataremea Highway (SH82) south of Waimate, in which a van has rolled and several people have been injured.

The crash occurred at around 3.45pm this afternoon.

Police say a van has rolled and come off the highway near the intersection of SH82 and Waihuna Road. The circumstances of the crash have not yet been established, but no other vehicle was involved.

One person has been taken to hospital by helicopter, one person remains trapped in the vehicle, and up to five or six other people are being treated at the scene by ambulance or are awaiting transfer to hospital. The Fire Service and several ambulances are at the scene.

Police advise that the road is open and traffic is flowing but is down to one lane, and delays are likely.

ENDS

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