Multiple people die in car crash in Invercargill near Queens Park – What We Know!

Police have been notified of the crash on Queens Drive round 4pm. Photograph / Otago Each day Occasions, Ben Tomsett

A number of individuals have died in a automobile crash close to Queens Park in Invercargill this afternoon.

Police detective inspector Stuart Harvey mentioned emergency providers have been known as to the two-vehicle crash, involving a heavy motorized vehicle and a motorized vehicle simply earlier than 4pm.

“Sadly, a number of individuals died on the scene.”

The highway might be closed between St Andrew St and King St in a single day.

The Critical Crash Unit has been suggested and Harvey mentioned police wish to communicate to anybody who witnessed the crash.

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Motorists ought to count on delays or think about taking an alternate route.

Close by residents, and different locals who’ve travelled previous the crash web site, have posted on-line about a lot of fireplace engines, ambulances and police vehicles on the scene.

Tarpaulins have been erected across the crash web site.

It has been raining in Invercargill right this moment and a photograph revealed by the Otago Each day Occasions confirmed the highway was moist.

Emergency services at the scene. Photo / Otago Daily Times, Ben Tomsett
Emergency providers on the scene. Photograph / Otago Each day Occasions, Ben Tomsett

It reported about 12 emergency providers autos have been on the scene, and that folks have been trapped after the collision of the truck and the automobile.

A Hearth and Emergency NZ spokesman mentioned they’d responded to a crash involving a automobile and a truck.

There have been individuals trapped after they arrived and firefighters have been nonetheless on the scene simply after 5.30pm.

A St John spokeswoman mentioned two ambulances and two administration personnel attended.

They have been solely required to evaluate one particular person, who didn’t require transportation to Dunedin Hospital.

When requested in regards to the situation of different car occupants, she referred remark to police.

Final weekend, 4 individuals died on New Zealand’s roads through the official Easter Weekend vacation highway toll interval. That was down on 9 from 2021.

Forward of the lengthy weekend with Anzac Day on Monday, police urged individuals to watch out on the roads and particularly monitor their driving velocity.

Anybody with data is requested to contact police on 105 quoting occasion quantity P050332364. Data may also be handed on anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.