Two women whose van rolled in Golden Bay were airlifted to hospital last night.
The pair, in their early 20s, believed to be tourists from Europe, were airlifted by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter around 7.30pm, a helicopter spokesperson said.
They were driving in a white van towards Takaka with others where it is believed they lost control on a back road and
rolled over in the Totaranui area, he said.
''They were very lucky,'' he said.
All occupants were treated by onboard intensive care paramedics at the scene for their injuries.
The two were flown by helicopter and and another was driven by ambulance to Takaka Hospital for observation.
St John Ambulence shift manager Kris Gagliardi said they suffered minor musculoskeletal injuries.
A Takaka Hospital spokesperson said the three patients were seen by a doctor and discharged.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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