UPDATE - Serious crashes, Christchurch
Police can confirm that a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on
Deans Ave, Christchurch this afternoon has died.
81-year-woman died at the scene around 2pm.
driver of a vehicle that crashed into a commercial building
on Antigua Street around 2:20pm has been taken to hospital,
and remains in a serious condition.
Police will continue
to investigate the circumstances of both
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