Two people remain in hospital after a serious car crash at Grovetown on Friday.
Three people, including a 13-year-old boy, were taken to hospital after the two-car smash on State Highway 1.
The Blenheim teenager was taken to Wairau Hospital with minor head injuries after the collision near Vickerman St at 6pm. His 43-year-old father, who was driving a Holden Commodore, had to be cut from the vehicle by the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade, and was airlifted to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition, where he underwent surgery.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 52-year-old Blenheim woman, was taken to Wairau Hospital with serious chest and abdominal injuries. She was later transferred to Wellington Hospital for surgery.
She was the only occupant of her Suzuki car.
Sergeant Jason Munro, of Blenheim polie, said both drivers were in a critical condition.
Next of kin had been advised.
Alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors in the crash, he said. "Witness statements indicate that the driver of the Suzuki heading north had crossed the centre line into the path of the Commodore travelling south," Mr Munro said.
The Commodore spun 180 degrees and left the road.
SH1 was closed for four hours after the crash, with traffic diverted along Vickerman St.
Inquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing.
Witnesses are asked to contact Blenheim police station on 035785279.
- The Marlborough Express