Otira bus crash 2pm update

Otira bus crash 2pm update

Tasman

Police can confirm that all those involved in today’s crash between a bus and a car on SH73 at Otira Gorge are tourists. Three were travelling in the car and the remainder on the bus.

Five people have been flown to Christchurch in serious conditions and three have been taken by road to Greymouth Hospital.

The bus is on its side on the road and the road is expected to be closed until this evening. A serious crash investigator is enroute to the scene. A diversion for traffic heading from the West Coast towards Canterbury is in place via Jacksons.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area as there will be significant delays.

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Tasman Police Communications Manager Ph 0274780853