Two critically hurt in crash near Lake Hāwea

Lake Hāwea. File photo
Lake Hāwea. File photo
Three people were injured, two critically, when a vehicle rolled on a rural farm track near Lake Hāwea yesterday.

A police spokesman said emergency services attended the single-vehicle crash on a track off Timaru Creek Rd at 6pm.

The vehicle rolled into a ditch, getting stuck on its roof.

The three occupants had to be freed by firefighters from the Lake Hāwea and Wānaka stations, a Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said.

Two people received critical injuries and one was seriously hurt. 

A Hato Hone St John spokesman said all three were taken to Dunedin Hospital, two by helicopter and one by ambulance.

The Serious Crash Unit and WorkSafe were both notified.