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Crash North of Oamaru: Update

Crash North of Oamaru: Update

A car and four-wheel drive utility towing a trailer were involved in a head-on crash on State Highway One about 5km north of Oamaru at about 1pm today.

The three people involved were initially taken to Oamaru Hospital for assessment.

The 40-year-old driver of the utility vehicle has been assessed and discharged from hospital with cuts and abrasions.

The driver of the car, an 82-year-old woman, has sustained fracture injuries and has been taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance.

The passenger in the car, an 83-year-old man, has sustained multiple injuries and has been flown by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital.

Police and emergency services attended the crash and a crash investigator has been called in to examine the scene.

State Highway One has been closed and a five-minute detour is likely to be in place for the rest of the afternoon.

Oamaru Police would be interested to hear from anyone who might have observed the crash.

No further details are available at this time.


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