One dead, five injured in Palmerston North crash

Author
NZ Herald,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Friday, 28 December 2018, 2:34PM
Emergency services have rushed to a serious crash in Palmerston North. Image / File
Emergency services have rushed to a serious crash in Palmerston North. Image / File

Emergency services have rushed to a fatal crash in Palmerston North that has also injured five people.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Railway Rd and Roberts Line in Milson at 12.35pm.

Police say one person died at the scene and have asked motorists to avoid the area.

There are cordons on Railway Rd and Airport Dr and diversions are in place.

A St John spokeswoman confirmed five patients had been taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

Two were in a serious condition and three had moderate injuries, she said.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) spokeswoman confirmed two fire engines went to the crash and assisted the ambulance team with administering first aid.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

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