New Zealand

Two injured, one critically, in two-car crash near Geraldine

One person in a critical condition has been flown to Christchurch Hospital following a two-car crash at the intersection of Geraldine-Fairlie Hwy (SH 79) and Pleasant Valley Rd.

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One person in a critical condition has been flown to Christchurch Hospital following a two-car crash at the intersection of Geraldine-Fairlie Hwy (SH 79) and Pleasant Valley Rd.

Two people, one in a critical condition, have been taken to hospital following a two-car crash just outside of Geraldine.

A St John spokesperson said the critically injured patient was flown to Christchurch Hospital, while the other in a moderate condition was taken to Timaru Hospital, following the crash at the intersection of Geraldine-Fairlie Hwy (SH 79) and Pleasant Valley Rd just after 4pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash.

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Emergency services at the scene of the crash.

Earlier, a police spokeswoman told Stuff one person, in a serious condition, was understood to be trapped inside a vehicle.

Both vehicles were removed from the road but motorists have been advised to expect delays, police said.

The NZ Transport Agency issued a statement advising motorists to follow any directions of emergency services on site.

A spokesperson for Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) said a crew is in attendance.

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