Serious crash near Waimate

Photo by David Bruce.
Photo by David Bruce.

Six people have been injured in a serious road crash near Waimate.

Police, fire and ambulance staff are currently at the scene, on the corner of Waihuna Rd and State Highway 82 in Ikawai.

Police communications Senior Sergeant Dean Lawrence understood a van load of people had been injured in the crash.

It is believed five tourists from Taiwan and a New Zealander were in the van.  

Rescue choppers flew four people to Dunedin, and two were taken to Timaru Hospital by ambulance.  

Two helicopters from Dunedin attended the crash, along with four ambulances, from Waimate, Oamaru and Timaru. Fire Stervice staff from Waimate and Glenavy also attended. 

The road is down to one lane, and motorists should expect delays. 




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