State Highway One has been closed following a serious crash
north of Kaikoura.
The head-on crash happened about 4pm at Mangamaunu, and
involved a four-wheel drive vehicle and a camper van.
The male driver of the camper van has been flown to
Wellington Hospital in a serious condition. His female
passenger was uninjured.
The sole occupant of the four-wheel drive has been flown to
Christchurch Hospital, also in a serious condition. Both men
had to be cut from their vehicles.
Sergeant Julian Lewis of Kaikoura said it was likely the
state highway would be closed until about 8pm.
The crash occurred on a slight bend and weather at the time
was good, he said. A serious crash investigation was under