Pedestrian seriously injured after collision with car on Lumsden-Dipton Highway

Emergency services at the scene of a collision between a car and pedestrian 8km south of Lumsden.
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Emergency services at the scene of a collision between a car and pedestrian 8km south of Lumsden.

A 21-year-old farm worker is in a serious but stable condition after colliding with a car while crossing a Southland highway.

Senior Sergeant Brian Benn, of the Southern District Command Centre, said the crash happened 8km south of Lumsden on the Lumsden-Dipton Highway.

He confirmed the man who had been seriously injured was a pedestrian who was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital.

"It seems the pedestrian was a 21-year-old male local farm worker. He was crossing the road to open a gate and it's a 100kmh road area."

The 76-year-old woman who was driving the car was assessed at the scene, Benn said.

The man was thrown several metres onto grass on the side of the road after coming into contact with the front passenger's side door, Benn said.

Police had launched a serious crash investigation, he said.

St John South Island communications adviser Ian Henderson said St John was alerted to the crash at 4.08pm.

The Otago rescue helicopter, an ambulance and Dipton firefighters all attended the scene, he said.

The road was closed in both directions but was reopened about 6pm, the New Zealand Transport Association said.

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Southern Fire Communications shift manager Brent Dunn said fire crews from Lumsden and Dipton assisted ambulance services with traffic control.

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