Five accidents in 24 hours

05:43, Sep 16 2012

Five accidents within 24 hours in Canterbury have kept emergency services busy.

A 19-year-old tourist is in a stable condition at Christchurch Hospital after sustaining moderate back injuries at Porters Ski Area yesterday.

Hours later, a 62-year-old man suffered serious leg and facial injuries in a car crash near Geraldine in South Canterbury.

Today, a 29-year-old female sustained serious back injuries and a 38-year-old man suffered a serious facial and leg injuries when their car hit a power pole at a high speed near Darfield, a 12-year-old boy sustained a back injury on a quad bike at Leithfield Beach in North Canterbury and a child sustained a moderate head injury in a fall at Little River.

All patients were airlifted to hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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