One seriously hurt in crash between ute and truck in Southland

A person in a serious condition was flown by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital after a crash in Southland today.

Police said emergency services are at the scene, where ute and a truck and trailer collided, with reports one of the vehicles was on fire.

A police spokeswoman said while the number of people involved was not yet known, one patient was being extricated from one of the vehicles by Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews.

She said they were notified of the crash on the Lumsden-Riversdale Highway at the intersection with Walker Rd, near Lintley, at about 9.10am.

"One person is said to be seriously injured," police said.

The patient was flown to Dunedin Hospital at about 10.45am and arrived at 11.30am. 

The road was closed while emergency services were at the scene.

 

 

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