Woman seriously hurt in crash

18:31, Jan 29 2014
Rescue services at the scene of the crash on State Highway 1

A 32-year-old Nelson woman is in a stable condition after the car she was in rolled on State Highway 1 in Marlborough yesterday.

The crash happened near Lake Grassmere, south of Seddon, about 2pm. 

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the woman was in a serious condition. She was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital for urgent medical care after suffering ''multiple, serious trauma'' injuries. 

It appeared the car, travelling north, left the road, rolled and landed on it's roof, the spokesman said.

A hospital spokeswoman said this morning the woman was in a stable condition in a ward at Christchurch Hospital. 

The woman was assessed and stabilised by the helicopter's onboard intensive care paramedic and St John Ambulance crew at the scene. 


A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said a 16-year-old man driving the car was taken to Wairau Hospital in Blenheim with moderate hand and face injuries.

A police spokesperson said that the cause of the accident was not yet known but conditions and visibility were poor at the time, with rain and strong wind.





The Marlborough Express