One critical after Balclutha crash

Emergency services attend the scene of a crash near Balclutha earlier today. Photo: Supplied
Emergency services attend the scene of a crash near Balclutha earlier today. Photo: Supplied
One person was flown to Dunedin Hospital with critical injuries following a car crash near Balclutha this afternoon.

Fire and Emergency crews worked to free the driver, who was trapped in their vehicle for over 30 minutes.

A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 4pm. The vehicle left the road and ended up in a paddock beside State Highway 1, just north of Balclutha at Lovells flat. 

Photo: Supplied
Photo: Supplied
Only one person was in the car at the time. 

The Serious Crash Unit would be investigating the cause of the crash, the spokeswoman said.

She was unable to provide the person's gender or age.

A duty manager at Dunedin Hospital said the patient's condition was still being assessed. 

 

 

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