Truck crash closes road

Waipa Post - - Crimeline -

One per­son was flown to Waikato Hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion fol­low­ing a col­li­sion be­tween a truck and a car near Cam­bridge on Thurs­day.

The truck re­port­edly rolled af­ter a col­li­sion with a car, and the driver was trapped in his cab for a short time.

Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended the crash at 1.45pm on Cam­bridge Rd be­tween Par­al­lel Rd and Lamb St.

The driver was res­cued and trans­ported to hos­pi­tal. No one else was in­jured in the ac­ci­dent, a po­lice spokesper­son said.

The road was closed for at least three hours as the Po­lice Se­ri­ous Crash Unit and Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Safety Team in­ves­ti­gated.

Fire and emer­gency shift man­ager Murray Ban­nis­ter said it ap­peared the truck and trailer unit was car­ry­ing a load of pot­ting mix which had also spilled on to Cam­bridge Rd, Leam­ing­ton.

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