Bride and groom seriously injured in wedding night crash

A bride and groom were seriously injured in a crash on their wedding night.


A bride and groom were seriously injured in a crash on their wedding night.

Minutes after leaving their wedding reception, a bride and groom were seriously injured when their vintage bridal car plunged down a steep bank in rural Canterbury.

Emergency services were called to a crash in Kowai Rd, Springfield, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Stuff understands a 1965 Chevrolet Impala had plunged down a steep bank. The six occupants had recently left a wedding reception.

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Amongst them were the bride and groom, both of whom were seriously injured.

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St John Ambulance said they were alerted to the crash about 12.10am.

Two people were flown in separate helicopters to Christchurch Hospital – one in a serious condition and another in a critical condition.

Two others were driven to hospital in a moderate condition.

The bride and groom both remained in hospital on Sunday in a stable condition.

On Monday, Senior Sergeant Rachel Walker said an investigation into the circumstances of the crash was ongoing.

“Our thoughts go out to the people who were injured in the crash, and their families.”

She declined to comment further.