Cheviot crash could be 'hoax'
A reported car crash in North Canterbury today may have been a hoax.
Emergency services received reports of a two-car crash at Hawkeswood about 11am.
The Westpac rescue helicopter was sent to the scene.
However, a St John spokesman said neither police nor ambulance staff were able to locate the crash.
"It may have been a hoax, or if not, the vehicles had left the scene by the time we arrived," he said.
In another accident, a 29-year-old Blenheim woman crashed in Havelock, Marlborough, at 8.30am.
The Nelson-Marlborough rescue helicopter treated the woman for serious injuries at the scene.
Her 4-year-old son, a passenger in the vehicle, suffered moderate injuries.
Both were flown to Nelson Hospital.