Otago Daily Times

Man crit­i­cal after truck rolls

- Crime · Incidents

WORKSAFE is in­ves­ti­gat­ing after a man was crit­i­cally in­jured when his fer­tiliser truck rolled on farm­land near Raes Junc­tion.

A po­lice spokes­woman said it was called to re­ports of a truck rolling on farm­land be­tween Raes Junc­tion and Beau­mont about 9am yes­ter­day.

The truck was car­ry­ing fer­tiliser. No other ve­hi­cles were in­volved, the spokes­woman said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing.

A St John spokesman said a man was flown to Dunedin Hospi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

A WorkSafe spokesman said it was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

‘‘We un­der­stand a truck crashed, leav­ing the driver with se­ri­ous in­juries.

‘‘As the mat­ter is now un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion we are un­able to make any fur­ther com­ment.’’

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