11 Oct 2009

Lucky escape for 12 in Marlborough crash

5:54 am on 11 October 2009

Twelve people are lucky to have escaped with minor to moderate injuries following a two van crash on Saturday evening, police say.

The crash happened on State Highway 6 near Canvastown, between Blenheim and Nelson.

Six ambulances, a rescue helicopter, the Fire Service and police attended the incident.

Seven adults and five children were being treated at Nelson Hospital Emergency Department.