Serious bridge-crash near Blenheim

Last updated 07:54 22/01/2014
Blenheim bridge crash

BRIDGE CRASH: A 60-year-old Blenheim man suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the Kaituna-Renwick bridge.

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A Blenheim man has been taken to hospital by helicopter after a serious crash near Blenheim.

The man, aged in his 60s, was the sole occupant of a vehicle which collided at speed with another on the Kaituna-Renwick bridge, north of Renwick, just before 7pm last night.

A Nelson-Marlborough Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said the man was treated at the crash site before being flown to Nelson Hospital. 

The rescue helicopter crew was kept busy, being sent out immediately after dropping off the injured man to help a another, who had injured his ankle in a fall at Torrent Bay, near Kaiteriteri.

The man, aged in his 40s, was treated at the scene and flown to Nelson Hospital for further assessment.

At 6.30am today, the rescue chopper attended a crash near Takaka, where a 49-year-old Dunedin man had lost control of his four-wheel-drive vehicle and rolled into a paddock, suffering back injuries. 

He was flown to Nelson Hospital in a stable condition. No on else was involved in the crash.

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