Serious injuries after two-car crash on Weka Pass, Canterbury


In October 2020, one person died after three-vehicle crash at Archers Bridge on the Weka Pass in North Canterbury. (File photo)

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In October 2020, one person died after three-vehicle crash at Archers Bridge on the Weka Pass in North Canterbury. (File photo)

Emergency services have been called to a serious crash in Canterbury on State Highway 7.

Police were notified of the two-car crash on Weka Pass Rd, between Waipara and Waikari at about 10.15pm.

Initial indications are that there are serious injuries, a police statement said.

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The Serious Crash Unit had been informed.

The road is closed and motorists should avoid the area.

According to the Waka Kotahi-NZTA website, a detour is in place and motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Northbound traffic should use State Highway 1. Turning left onto Scargill Valley Rd, continue on Waikari Valley Rd and then turn right onto State Highway 7. The reverse route should be used for Southbound traffic.



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