Car crashes through train track barrier

6:27 pm on 2 December 2016

A driver is in a critical condition after a car crashed through a railway track barrier and down a bank in Wellington this afternoon.

Members of the public stayed with the driver until police arrived at the scene, on Middleton Road near Johnsonville.

A rescue helicopter took the driver to hospital.

The road, which links Johnsonville and Tawa, is currently closed.