A woman is in critical condition and 3 others remain hospitalised after a bus carrying cruise passengers collided with a car and crashed down a bank in Akaroa.
Car's female driver is in Christchurch Hospital in the intensive care unit after the crash about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and the male bus driver is in serious condition.
Two American tourists are in a stable condition. 26 passengers were treated at the scene of the crash by ambulance and emergency staff, with 8 more taken to hospital.
The bus was recovered from the bank, with the Christchurch Akaroa rd closed from 11:00 a.m. for about 2 hours. Detours will be put in place.
The bus was carrying passengers of the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice.
For reports on other Celebrity Solstice ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com