Man airlifted to hospital after crash

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SERIOUS CRASH: An Oamaru man was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital with serious back injuries following a single vehicle crash on Tuesday night.

Oamaru Police Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said the 37-year-old was the sole occupant of the vehicle involved in the collision which occurred at 10pm on Parsons Rd near Saleyards Rd.

A section of the road was closed following the incident for the Serious Crash Unit to attend and was reopened at about 1.30pm yesterday.

The cause of the crash was yet to be ascertained, Sergeant Wilkinson said.

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