21 May 2020

Three-car crash near Rakaia

6:09 pm on 21 May 2020

A three-car crash north of Rakaia this afternoon has left three people injured.

Close up of a St John ambulance on a residential street.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police said the crash was reported at Main South Road in Bankside, rural Canterbury, about 2.15pm.

St John Ambulance said one person was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.

Two others - with moderate and minor injuries respectively - were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police reopened Main South Road, which is part of State Highway 1.