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.
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.
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