Man hospitalised after serious crash

Last updated 17:40 27/11/2013

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A middle-aged man has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after a crash near Tai Tapu.

The man, aged in his early 60s, was the only person in the car when the crash happened on Tai Tapu Rd, between Leadleys and Hayes roads, just after 2.30pm today.

A police spokesman said initial enquiries indicated the man had tried to overtake another car but lost control of his vehicle and left the road.

His car then hit a power pole and a culvert bridge.

The man had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters and was flown to Christchurch Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash and diversions are expected to be in place until about 7pm today.

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