Person critically injured in Central Otago crash

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Emergency services were called to the crash on Scotland St (State Highway 8) near Smith St in Roxburgh just after 5pm on Sunday. (File photo).

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Emergency services were called to the crash on Scotland St (State Highway 8) near Smith St in Roxburgh just after 5pm on Sunday. (File photo).

One person has been critically injured and at least one other has moderate injuries following a two-vehicle crash in Central Otago.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Scotland St (State Highway 8) near Smith St in Roxburgh just after 5pm on Sunday.

A police spokeswoman said early indications suggested two vehicles had collided, critically injuring one person and moderately injuring at least one other.

She said the road was expected to be closed for quite some time and the police serious crash unit had been sent to the scene.

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Diversions were in place at the intersections of SH8 and Jedburgh St, and SH8 and Millers Flat Bridge Rd.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area if possible, she said.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman Mau Barabara said two crews from Roxburgh and Millers Flat attended and helped police.

He referred any requests for further comment to police.

A St John spokeswoman said a rescue helicopter had been sent and landed shortly after 6pm.



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