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Man critical after Christchurch crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/08/2016

A man is critically injured after a crash between a car and a truck that brought down power lines in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called to Prestons Road, Marshland, at about 3.30pm on Friday, police say.

The man has been taken to hospital.

Transport is disrupted in the area of the accident, which is a busy part of Christchurch.

Christchurch City Council tweeted Prestons Road is closed between Grimseys Road and Marshland Road and motorists advised to use Belfast Road or QEII Drive as alternatives.

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