Two tourists suffered suspected spinal injuries and a third
received minor injuries when a large tree fell across the
road and hit their car near Murchison in the Buller Gorge
The car was travelling north when the tree fell, in a
"natural event" and hit the side of the vehicle about 3.30pm,
said a Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter spokesman.
Two women from Sweden and Germany, aged 20 and 27, with
suspected spinal injuries and a man from Sweden, 21, with
minor injuries were flown to Nelson Hospital.