Crash injures two

Two people had to be cut from a car after a collision with a truck on the Moutere Highway.

The crash happened at 1pm yesterday on the Redwood Valley section of the highway.

St John team leader Gary Tobin said the car was heading towards Moutere, and the driver was turning right into a cafe, when it was struck from behind by a truck.

The car spun around 180 degrees, ending up in a culvert on the side of the road.

Mr Tobin said both people in the car were trapped, and had to be cut from the wreckage.

The passenger, a 75-year-old Upper Moutere woman, suffered moderate head injuries. The driver, a 43-year-old woman, had minor injuries to her upper body. The truck driver was uninjured.

Last night a 42-year-old St Arnaud man was flown to Nelson Hospital after a motorbike crash at Kawatiri Junction about 7pm.

The man was treated at the scene by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's onboard intensive care paramedic before being flown to hospital with minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Nelson Mail