Car plunges 30m down a bank

Last updated 12:33 26/12/2013

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A woman has been flown to hospital with head and leg injuries after plunging 30 metres down a bank in her car in rural Canterbury this morning.

A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene after the crash near Springfield about 8.45am this morning.

Police communications Inspector Murray Hurst said it appeared the car missed a bridge and plunged up to 30m down a bank.

The woman was initially trapped in her car after the crash and suffered a cut to the head and leg injuries, Hurst said.

She was flown to Christchurch Hospital.

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