Crash at airport entrance

Last updated 16:50 14/03/2014
Kat Duggan

A truck and car have been involved in a crash near Marlborough Airport this morning

Clare Pinder
The crash happened just before 8am
Kat Duggan
The truck just clipped the front right of the car and had to swerve through the fence

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Poor visibility from the rising sun is believed to have caused a crash between a small car and a truck on State Highway 6 outside Marlborough Airport this morning.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said one of the four people travelling in the blue car, a 26-year-old man, had been taken to Wairau Hospital following the accident, which happened about 7.45am.

He has since been discharged.

A 48-year-old woman, an 11-year-old boy, and a 54-year-old man from the vehicle had all been treated by ambulance staff at the scene, but did not need to be transported to hospital.

Base Woodbourne fire unit leader Corporal Matt Cameron it appeared the vehicle had been turning right out of the airport and bright sunlight had prevented the driver seeing an oncoming truck.

"The truck just clipped the front right of the car and had to swerve through the fence," he said.

The truck driver was uninjured, and the truck was still sitting where it had gone through the fence of the airport about 9am.

The air force fire unit was alerted to the crash by base security and were first on the scene, followed by one fire appliance from Renwick, as well as police and an ambulance.

A tow truck removed the car, which had stopped in the middle of the road.


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