Highway open after serious crash near Amberley

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State Highway 1 is open after being closed on Wednesday afternoon, and part of the evening, while emergency services attended to a serious crash.

The three-vehicle crash on the Kowhai River Bridge near Amberley area was reported to Police at 2.50pm.

One person was transported by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition.

The Serious Crash Unit attended and investigations into the crash are ongoing.