Six folks have been injured, 4 critically, in a two-vehicle crash yesterday on State Freeway 6, 14km north of Makarora.
A Hearth and Emergency New Zealand spokeswoman stated a number of crews have been referred to as to the scene, close to the Rata Rd intersection, about 1.50pm.
Lake Hawea Chief Hearth Officer Brent Arthur stated it was a head-on collision and every car was carrying three folks.
Lake Hawea, Makarora and Wanaka fireplace stations responded with one equipment every.
St John responded with two ambulances, one major response physician, 5 helicopters, one first response unit, one speedy response unit and one supervisor.
4 folks have been in a critical situation and have been taken to Dunedin hospital by helicopter, whereas two others have been in a reasonable situation.
Helicopters Otago chief govt Graeme Gale stated the response to the incident was massive and properly co-ordinated, though the situation had posed a problem to communication.
“What made it fairly troublesome was there was no cellphone protection; we have been all engaged on [satellite] telephone.”
This case was not frequent, however they have been geared up to cope with it.
The highway between Haast and Makarora was initially closed, however was open to at least one lane final night beneath visitors administration. — Extra reporting Oscar Francis
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