A man has been flown to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after a crash near Queenstown today.

Firefighters were forced to use jaws of life cutting gear to free him from the wreckage of a car after it hit a tree on Domain Rd, Speargrass Flat, at 3.32pm today.

A scene fromt the crash near Queenstown. Photo / James Allan
A scene fromt the crash near Queenstown. Photo / James Allan

Three fire appliances, from Frankton, Arrowtown and Queenstown, went to the crash.

Firefighters from Frankton and Queenstown spent an hour extricating the heavily- trapped occupant, and he was then flown to Dunedin Hospital by an Otago Rescue Helicopter, a Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said.

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