27 Feb 2015

Tourist in critical condition after crash

7:42 pm on 27 February 2015

A Japanese tourist whose rental car collided with a truck and trailer near Christchurch Airport remains in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital this evening.

Diversions were in place for three hours after the crash just before noon today, while members of Canterbury Police Serious Crash Unit conducted a scene examination.

Witnesses have told the police a silver Suzuki Swift rental car was turning right onto McLeans Island Road when it collided with a truck and trailer travelling south.

The truck driver was not injured.

A police spokesperson said the investigation was continuing.