Three hurt in crash at Riwaka

00:00, Nov 30 2012

Three people were injured when the car they were in left the road and ploughed through a hedgerow in Riwaka this morning.

Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter intensive care paramedic Jon Leach said a 31-year-old man from Westport suffered moderate leg and chest injuries in the crash and was flown to Nelson Hospital.

He was treated at the scene by Motueka St John Ambulance volunteers and the helicopter's on-board paramedic.

Two 17-year-old Motueka girls with minor neck and ankle injuries were taken to Nelson Hospital by ambulance.

The crash happened at the School Rd and Lodder Rd intersection in Riwaka.

Mr Leach said the car ended up lodged in the hedgerow up to its front windows.

Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade attended that crash and another at 3.30am today at the High St-Wharf Rd intersection.

Chief fire officer Mike Riddell said the driver failed to get around the roundabout and rolled the car. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Motueka police were also called to a crash on Te Mamaku Drive near Tasman at 3.30am after a car was thought to have blown a tyre and crashed into the barrier. No-one was injured in the crash.


The Nelson Mail