Crash victims from Wanaka, Queenstown
JESSICA MADDOCK IN WANAKA
The five young people injured in a serious two-car crash in the Cardrona Valley on Wednesday are from Wanaka and Queenstown.
Senior Sergeant Allan Grindell, of Wanaka, said they remained in Dunedin Hospital yesterday with "a variety of moderate injuries".
Both cars were badly damaged when they collided on a straight stretch of Cardrona Valley Rd, between Wanaka and Cardrona, about 4.40pm.
The weather conditions were mild at the time and Wanaka police were working to establish the cause of the crash.
Several witnesses had come forward and were interviewed yesterday.
Two Wanaka men, aged 19 and 23, were travelling north in a Nissan.
The other people involved in the crash - two women, both aged 23, and a 25-year-old man, who were driving south in a Hyundai - were from Queenstown.
Fire crews from Wanaka and Cromwell were required to remove two trapped people.
They were all taken to the Wanaka Medical Centre before being flown in four helicopters to Dunedin Hospital.
The section of road was closed for three hours and the heavy skifield and commuter traffic was diverted along a farm track.
The police expected to release the victims' names today.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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