Occupants flee scene after vehicle bursts into flames in Christchurch

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Apr 20, 2023 |

Christchurch police are investigating after a vehicle caught fire in Halswell this morning, causing traffic delays.

A police spokeswoman told Chris Lynch Media emergency services were made aware of a vehicle in a ditch on Marshs Road at about 8.10am.

When Fire and Emergency crews arrived, the vehicle was on fire.

The police spokeswoman said the occupant/s of the vehicle fled the scene before police arrived.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman said they responded to the scene with a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance.

 Enquiries are underway to locate the occupants.

The police spokeswoman said police were still yet to determine whether the vehicle was stolen.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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