Serious crash in Invercargill

The Serious Crash unity will be investigating the two-car crash. Photo: Toni McDonald
The Serious Crash unity will be investigating the two-car crash. Photo: Toni McDonald
Multiple emergency services were called to a two vehicle car accident on the corner of McQuarrie and Brown Streets at 2.30pm this afternoon.

A St Johns spokesperson said two patients were transported to hospital - one in a critical condition and one in a serious condition.  A further person was treated on the scene by ambulance staff and declined further treatment. 

Emergency services at the scene of a crash in McQuarrie St, Invercargill. Photo: Toni McDonald
Emergency services at the scene of a crash in McQuarrie St, Invercargill. Photo: Toni McDonald

Fire appliances from Kew and Invercargill attended the scene where the jaws of life were used to free one of the passengers from the car, a New Zealand Fire Service spokesperson said.

Police had blocked McQuarrie, Brown and Scott Sts off to traffic and put diversions in place while services were on the scene.

The roads re-opened at about 6.30pm. 

The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating. 

 - Toni McDonald 

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