14 Jan 2019

One seriously hurt after trucks collide, gas cylinder explodes

12:30 pm on 14 January 2019

A person is in a serious condition after two trucks collided and a gas cylinder exploded in Greta Valley, North Canterbury.

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Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Police said the crash on Greta Road shortly after 9am caused one truck to roll.

The injured person was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital, and had earlier been in a critical condition.

The Transport Agency says State Highway 1 at the intersection with Scargill Valley Road had been closed and traffic was being diverted.