Three in hospital after two car crashes

RACHEL YOUNG AND FRANCESCA LEE
Last updated 14:03 26/06/2012

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Three people have been taken to hospital after two separate car accidents in Christchurch today.

A man had to be cut from his car after an accident in Colombo St, to which St John ambulance was alerted to at 7.40am.

The 30-year-old driver suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries and the fire service had to cut him from the vehicle using hydraulic equipment.

His passenger suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to hospital.

About 8am, a 4WD vehicle rolled in Main North Rd, near Marshlands Rd, resulting in a person being taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

The other occupant was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Also in Main North Rd, more than 12 cars collided "nose-to-tail", but no-one was injured.

Police were alerted to the incident at 7.46am.

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