Five SIA crew members hurt in New Zealand car accident
Five Singapore Airlines (SIA) crew members were involved in a car crash in New Zealand on Wednesday.
The group was in a car travelling westward on the outskirts of Christchurch.
The vehicle crashed into a northbound trailer at a cross-junction at 10.40am, reported The New Zealand Herald.
Area commander of the New Zealand Fire Service Dave Berry said: "Two people were trapped and have been extricated."
A Canterbury police spokesman said: "Five ambulances and three response vehicles responded to the incident."
All five crew members were taken to hospital, with two of them - chief steward Chew Weng Wai and stewardess Vanessa Coehlo - sustaining serious injuries, reported The Straits Times.
A hospital spokesman told the paper: "The male patient is in a critical condition in intensive care and the female is comfortable in a general ward."
A Singapore Airlines spokesman said: "Our immediate concern is for the welfare of our staff and we shall accord them and their families the highest standard of care and assistance, which is practicable."
Sources: The Straits Times, The New Zealand Herald