Otago Daily Times

Per­son se­ri­ously in­jured in crash

- JOHN GIBB Incidents · Dunedin · Otago Region

A PER­SON is in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion in Dunedin Hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing badly hurt in a col­li­sion be­tween a ute and a con­crete mixer truck near Otau­tau.

That per­son and an­other with mod­er­ate in­juries were first sent to South­land Hos­pi­tal in two am­bu­lances af­ter the 8.35am Satur­day crash, on the Drum­mond­Hed­don Bush Rd, about 12km north­east of Otau­tau.

It is un­der­stood the se­ri­ously in­jured man was flown to Dunedin Hos­pi­tal by the Otago Re­gional Res­cue He­li­copter early on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The po­lice Se­ri­ous Crash Unit had stud­ied the crash scene, the spokes­woman said.

The con­crete mixer truck was left on its side, and there was oil at the in­ter­sec­tion.

The crash was at the in­ter­sec­tion with May­field Rd, a po­lice spokes­woman said.

Prob­lems mov­ing the heavy truck may have been a fac­tor in a lengthy road clo­sure at the in­ter­sec­tion due to the crash.

It is un­der­stood the road re­opened about 4pm on Satur­day.

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