A person with serious injuries has been choppered to hospital after a two-car crash that injured up to eight people Southland.
Emergency services are responding to the serious crash which happened about 5.30pm.
One person is en-route to Kew Hospital via helicopter and "up to eight other people" suffering minor to moderate injuries were treated at the crash site, a St John spokesman said.
The crash happened at the intersection of Five Rivers-Lumsden Highway (State Highway 6) and Mossburn Fiver Rivers Rd in Southland.
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Fire and Emergency New Zealand Southern shift manager Daniel Reilly said two nearby crews responded to the crash.
"No persons were trapped inside the vehicles," he said.
A local resident told the Herald she saw emergency responders tearing past her house and heard a chopper overhead.
A cordon was in place around the crash while emergency services worked at the scene, she said.
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