Serious crash - Weston, Waitaki
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the
intersection of Saleyards Road and Solway Street, Weston,
The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, was
reported to Police around 1.20pm.
Early reports indicate
the motorcyclist has received critical injuries.
intersection is blocked and motorists are advised to avoid
the area if
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