Serious crash injures eight in Southland, blocks road

The crash happened at the intersection of Five Rivers-Lumsden Highway and Mossburn Five Rivers Road.
The crash happened at the intersection of Five Rivers-Lumsden Highway and Mossburn Five Rivers Road. Photo credit: Google Maps

A serious crash in Southland on Wednesday evening has injured eight people and blocked the road.

Two cars were involved in the crash which happened at the intersection of Five Rivers-Lumsden Highway and Mossburn Five Rivers Rd.

It was reported to emergency services at around 5:30pm.

Police say the eight people have received a range of injuries and the serious crash unit has been notified.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area since the road is blocked.