A collision between a train and ute has left one person
injured in Canterbury.
Southern communications shift inspector John Doherty said
emergency services were called to the incident at the
Hatfield-Overdale Road crossing near Rakaia at 2.50pm.
A man in his 20s was driving the ute, and he rang police
about the incident, Mr Doherty said.
Fire Service southern communications shift manager Karl
Patterson said a team was sent to help the man.
An ambulance spokeswoman said one person was taken to
Ashburton Hospital with moderate injuries.