Three people in Christchurch hospital following car into power pole collision

Three people have been taken to Christchurch Hospital following a serious crash on Old West Coast Road, Darfield.

It's believed a car hit a power pole around 9:30 this morning. 

A St John spokesperson says one person is in critical condition, another in a serious condition and one moderate. 

A helicopter was dispatched to the scene, next to the Waimakariri River.

There are currently delays in both directions on Old West Coast Rd between Cooks Rd and Addingtons Rd. 

St John ambulance.
St John ambulance. Source: Supplied