Two people have been found alive but injured after a vehicle went off a bank on the West Coast yesterday.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash off Palmer Rd in Springs Junction at 9.20 this morning.
A St John spokesperson said they sent one first response unit and two helicopters to the scene.
One person is in a serious condition and one is in a moderate condition, they said.
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State Hightway 7 Springs Junction to Reefton is currently closed. A spokesperson for the NZTA said motorists should consider delaying their journey.
A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said the car went over a steep bank in dense bush and crews were attempting to rescue the two occupants of the car at 12pm.
A specialist lines rescue team is on its way from Christchurch by helicopter, they said.