Four passengers were injured when a van carrying seven men crashed in a remote part of west Otago yesterday afternoon.
Acting Senior Sergeant Sharee Winsloe, of Gore, said emergency services were called to Manuka Rd at the Rankleburn Forest around 4.30pm when a Toyota van lost control.
The van carrying seven Invercargill forestry workers left the road and rolled a few times, she said. Some of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle.
A St John Ambulance Service spokesman said two of the passengers were flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries while four others were transported by road to Gore Hospital with minor injuries.
The conditions of the Dunedin patients was not known but it was believed their injuries were not life threatening, Ms Winsloe said.
Investigations were continuing but at this stage alcohol had been ruled out as a cause for the crash, she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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