'Serious' crash traps driver in car

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 13:09 20/03/2014
Girl trapped in car
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TRAPPED: A 17-year-old girl was initially trapped in her crashed vehicle, with emergency services having to cut her free.

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A 17-year-old girl has been flown to hospital after crashing her vehicle near Christchurch this morning.

A police spokesman said one vehicle was involved in the crash at the intersection of Tram and Jacksons roads, near Ohoka.

It was reported to emergency services about 9.30am, with the road blocked to traffic until the crash scene was cleared. 

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the 17-year-old girl was initially trapped in the vehicle, with emergency services having to cut her free from the car.

She suffered a broken wrist and a knee injury, and was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a moderate condition.

"[She's] very fortunate," the spokesman said. 

Meanwhile, an 89-year-old Lumsden man injured in a crash near Castle Hill earlier this week remains in intensive care.

The man was injured when his van collided with a truck about 3.40pm on Monday. 

He was flown to Christchurch Hospital and was still in a critical condition today, a spokeswoman confirmed.

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