Three people injured in incident at Otago Rally

New Zealand’s top rally driver, Hayden Paddon, and co-driver John Kennard leave the starting gate...
The incident happened at the Otago Rally this afternoon. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON

Three people have been taken to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries after an incident at a car rally in Brighton.

The trio were initially taken to Brighton Fire Station, where their injuries were checked over at a medical response facility on site.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand southern region spokesman said they arrived at the fire station soon after 2pm.

They were then taken by ambulance to Dunedin Hospital.

All three patients had moderate injuries.

It was not known whether they were participants in today's rally event or how they were injured.

Norman Oakley, Rally Otago's Clerk of Course, said there would be no disruption to the rest of the the event.

It was a "relatively minor accident", he said.

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