13 Oct 2008

Nine injured after van strikes herd of cattle

5:57 pm on 13 October 2008

Nine people were injured on State Highway 1 north of Dunedin after a van struck a herd of cattle.

The incident happened at Waikouaiti just after midnight on Saturday.

An ambulance spokesman says one person was flown by rescue helicopter to Dunedin with a serious head injury, another suffered a broken femur, while the other seven received minor injuries.

All were taken to Dunedin Hospital for treatment.

In another incident; a man, 27, is in Dunedin Hospital after falling from the second story of a building in the central city.

An ambulance spokesman says the man suffered critical injuries.