A child is one of two people recovering in Dunedin Hospital from serious injuries after a crash near Glenorchy yesterday.

Four other people in the vehicle had minor injuries.

Police earlier said a child and a woman had been knocked unconscious when the car they were in crashed on the Glenorchy-Paradise Rd, about 3km north of the village, at the head of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu.

Emergency services were called about 3.45pm.

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A police spokeswoman this morning confirmed that the woman and child were seriously hurt and had to be flown to Dunedin Hospital.

The car ended up in a ditch and police were investigating the crash, the spokeswoman said.