Drivers hurt in two-car Catlins crash

The drivers of two cars have been taken to Balclutha Hospital after a crash in The Catlins this morning.

Emergency services were called to the two-car collision in Kaka Point Rd, near the intersection with Factory Rd, at 10.50am today.

Police said one driver has a suspected head injury and other has a possible fractured limb and chest pains.

A St John spokesman said two patients with moderate injuries were being taken by ambulance to Balclutha. 

No other people were in the vehicles. 

Emergency services at the scene this morning. Photo: Richard Davison
Emergency services at the scene this morning. Photo: Richard Davison

Police said it was too early to tell what caused the collision, but did not believe that speed was a factor. 


The cars were partially blocking the southbound lane and tow trucks had been requested.

Diversions are in place.

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