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Fernside crash victims 'lucky to be alive'

Last updated 06:47 28/07/2012

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Four people injured in a crash in Fernside are lucky to be alive, a Garden City spokesman said.

A 4WD ute and sedan collided at the intersection of Lehmans and Johns Rd, near Rangiora about 3.25pm.

"They're very, very lucky that's for sure. It was a high speed t-bone collision. Both cars doing 100km/h without braking and slamming into the side of each other, they're incredibly lucky to get away with it. It's quite amazing really."

It could potentially have been a fatal, he said.

The force of the impact sent one of the vehicles into a fence, he said.

The woman suffered a broken arm, while the other driver was "pretty much fine".

He said the children, aged about 6 and 8, were also "fine".

All were taken to Christchurch Hospital for observation.

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