Serious three-vehicle crash near Rangiora

Emergency services have rushed to the scene of a serious crash in Fernside, in the Waimakariri District.

Police were alerted to the three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Plaskett and Oxford roads at about 3.55pm.

Multiple St John, fire and police vehicles have rushed to the scene.

Initial indications are injuries have been sustained however details are not yet available.

“The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area and instead travel via Lehmans Rd though to Johns Rd and Mount Thomas Rd,” a police statement said.

Wide cordons have been put around the crash site.

The 100km/h stretch of road has experienced several bad crashes in recent years.

More to come.

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