Serious crash near Lewis Pass

A female driver has been seriously injured after a crash near the Lewis Pass today.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash about 4.30pm on the Canterbury side of the Lewis Pass summit. 

A St John spokesman said a female driver had been seriously injured and was flown to Christchurch Hospital by a rescue helicopter.

A police spokesman said part of State Highway 7 was closed while the crash site was cleared.

The road had since reopened. 

The cause of the crash was not yet known.