23 Feb 2017

Motorcyclist describes bus crash scene near Akaroa.

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 23 February 2017

The driver of a car that collided with a tourist bus near Akaroa is still in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital.

The site of the bus crash

The site of the bus crash, on the road to Akaroa. Photo: Google Maps

After the collision the bus plunged down a bank injuring dozens of passengers.

The passengers on the bus were all from  the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice.

Both drivers and six American passengers were taken to Christchurch Hospital... Overnight 4 of the passengers have since been discharged, 1 man is still in a serious situation and 2 others are stable.

Motorcyclist Joachim van Oostrum was one of the first people at the scene. He describes the carnage...