Two people have been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition out of Queenstown following a single-vehicle bus crash near the town this afternoon.
There were more than 20 people on the tour bus, who were foreign nationals.
Two others on the bus were taken to hospital to be treated for less serious injuries.
“I want to highlight the good work by the members of the public who were first responders on the scene, who helped those involved until emergency services arrived,” says Inspector Olaf Jensen, Otago Lakes Area Commander.
Others on the bus are being spoken to by Police, and the Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team have been advised.
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road remains closed as crews work at the scene – heavy lifting equipment will be needed to right the bus.
The road will be closed for some time, and motorists are asked to avoid travelling this route.
A bus has rolled on Glenorchy-Queenstown Road about 7km southwest of Queenstown.
It happened about 1:45pm and the road, just south of Closeburn Road, is currently blocked.
The Serious Crash Unit has been advised and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
It’s believed there are injuries involved.
More information will be released when available.sfbdfbdfb
- Two people had serious injuries
- One with moderate injuries
- Seventeen with minor injuries
- Two helicopters
- Three ambulances attended the crash
- Police were speaking to witnesses and the driver of the bus