Thu, Dec 16, 2021 11:03 AM

Six injured after head on crash in Glenhope

Six people have been injured, including one child, following a head on crash SH6 in Glenhope, Tasman on Wednesday night. Photo: Google Maps.

Erin Bradnock

Six people have been injured, including one child, following a head-on crash SH6 in Glenhope, Tasman on Wednesday night.

Two patients were seriously injured, another was in a moderate condition and three were in a minor condition following the two-vehicle crash, just off Moonlight Rd around 6.15pm.

St John communications advisor Dani Tucker says St John were called to the scene shortly after the crash.

One ambulance, one rapid response unit and one helicopter responded to the scene.

St John treated two patients in a serious condition, one patient in a moderate condition and three others in a minor condition.

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust pilot Barry McAuliffe says they attended the scene, transporting an injured child and a family member to Nelson Hospital.

St John confirmed one patient on the helicopter was in a serious condition while the other was in a moderate condition.

The other four patients, including one in a serious condition, were transported to Nelson Hospital on road by ambulance.

A Nelson Hospital spokesperson confirmed two patients remain in hospital Thursday morning in a stable condition.

Lynn Crossman from Fire and Emergency NZ says two of their vehicles from Murchison and Lake Rotoiti were sent to the scene to assist police with traffic control.

Lynn confirmed no one was trapped inside of a vehicle upon their arrival to the scene.

Police were on the scene closing the road and reopening the highway to both lanes by 9.30pm.

Shortly after the Tasman crash St John were called to the scene of another motor vehicle crash along Waimea Rd at 6.24pm.

Dani says one person was sent to the scene and one person was treated in a minor condition and transported to Nelson Hospital.