A 4-year-old boy was among five people who were lucky to walk away uninjured after a car was T-boned by another vehicle in Lincoln on Thursday.
A 21-year-old Lincoln woman was driving along Greenpark Rd just before 5.30pm when the crash happened just past the intersection with Davidsons Rd.
She had three passengers in the car, including a 4-year-old boy.
Constable Mike Harker said: "What happened is she missed her turn, she's gone to do a u-turn, failed to look behind her and been T-boned by another car."
The oncoming vehicle, driven by a 56-year-old man, swerved to avoid her but hit her car on the opposite side of the road, said police.
"He tried to go around her but she's just kept coming. He landed right between the two doors, the passenger and the driver's door," said Constable Harker.
The woman, the 4-year-old boy, a 17-year-old female, and a 17-year-old male were all taken to hospital for precautionary measures.
The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, said Constable Harker.
He said: "Both cars are written off. They're extensively damaged."
A St John ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter were sent to the crash scene.
Lincoln firefighters helped clear a paddock for a helicopter landing site.
St John said a woman and child were flown by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.
Two other patients were taken by ambulance with minor injuries.
Constable Harker said: "It's lucky for the driver there were no serious injuries."
"It's a timely reminder if you're on the road be aware of other road users."