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Man involved in road rage incident taken to hospital, arrested for assaulting staff

A man was taken to Christchurch Hospital after an apparent road rage incident, only to be arrested for assaulting hospital security.

Police were called to reports of a man kicking another man in the head following a car crash on Tilford St, Woolston, about 10.45pm on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

About 10 people were gathered at the crash site near Linwood Ave, and several vehicles left the scene quickly when police arrived.

“What followed was a stream of inconsistent stories from [the vehicle’s] occupants,” the spokesman said.

A man was taken by ambulance to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries, a St John spokesman said.

It was unclear whether the man taken to hospital was the one being kicked or the one doing the kicking, police said.

A Christchurch District Health Board spokeswoman said the man “lashed out” at hospital security on arrival.

“They punched or pushed a security guard and were arrested,” she said.

“He was intoxicated.”

Police confirmed the man was arrested, but were unable to say what he was charged with.

“In a case like this, a person would have been bailed to reappear,” a police spokesman said.

Crime Petrol Dial 100 || शारीरिक संबंध|| 8 July 2017