Driver injured in Quinney's crash

Man cut from wreckage after vehicle hits trees

Last updated 08:11 12/02/2014
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

CRASH SCENE: Emergency services workers attend the scene of a crash at Quinney's on Tuesday afternoon. The driver was airlifted to Nelson Hospital after being cut from the wreckage of his vehicle.

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A male aged in his 60s was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was driving near Quinney's on State Highway 6 when his vehicle left the road and rolled before crashing into a fence and trees.

The driver needed to be cut from his vehicle by fire crews and was then treated at the scene by the helicopter's onboard Intensive Care Paramedic for his injuries.

He was flown to Nelson Hospital's Emergency Department in a stable condition for further treatment and assessments.

The crash is the third serious road accident in the region in the past week, following collision that killed 22-year-old Nelson chef Shea Ketish Narayan-Laing on Nelson's Wakefield Quay on Thursday, and a crash at Mariri on Saturday that left a Richmond man with serious injuries.

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