Four injured in crash near Lawrence

Four people have been injured in a two-car crash near Lawrence this morning.

A police spokeswoman said one person was in a serious condition and was being taken to Dunedin Hospital by rescue helicopter.

Two others were in a moderate condition and the fourth received minor injuries.

She said the incident happened on the Lawrence-Waitahuna Highway (State Highway 8), near Bloy Rd, about 10.50am.

One of the cars rolled and the other hit a bank, but it was not yet known what caused the crash, she said.

Inquiries were continuing.

She said SH8 was blocked at the scene and traffic was being diverted up Bloy Rd.

The NZ Transport Agency said the highway was closed and motorists should allow extra time for their journeys.

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