A female driver has been seriously injured after a crash near the Lewis Pass today.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash about 4.30pm on the Canterbury side of the Lewis Pass summit.
A St John spokesman said a female driver had been seriously injured and was flown to Christchurch Hospital by a rescue helicopter.
A police spokesman said part of State Highway 7 was closed while the crash site was cleared.
The road had since reopened.
The cause of the crash was not yet known.