Serious injuries after crash

01:38, Feb 21 2014

A 45-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after a three-car crash in Blenheim yesterday.

The accident happened at the intersection of New Renwick and Brancott roads just after 7am.

Sergeant Jason Munro, of Blenheim, said a 56-year-old woman driving a ute failed to give way to an oncoming car as she was turning right into Brancott Rd.

The car and ute collided head-on, he said.

The car was going towards Renwick on New Renwick Rd. Heavy fog might have contributed to the crash, Mr Munro said.

Another car driving behind the car on New Renwick Rd clipped one of the vehicles as it came up behind the crash.


Two men in the car involved in the first collision were taken to Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim.

St John Ambulance Picton station manager Tony Cronin said the 45-year-old man driving the car had serious face and chest injuries. Another 45-year-old man in the passenger seat had moderate face and abdominal injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.

A hospital spokeswoman said yesterday afternoon the driver of the car was in a stable but serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Wairau Hospital. The other 45-year-old was in a stable condition, she said.

Police are investigating the accident.


The Marlborough Express