Multiple people have been injured following a two vehicle crash on SH 1, south of Oamaru on Sunday. (File photo)
Five patients with moderate to serious injuries have been taken to Dunedin Hospital in three helicopters following a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 1, south of Oamaru.
The crash, near Maheno-Herbert Rd, was reported just after noon on Sunday, with St John confirming five patients were transported to hospital – three in serious conditions, and two in moderate condition.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson said one person was trapped in one of the two vehicles involved, and they had to be extricated.