Logs lie beside a truck and trailer in a Dunedin logging yard
yesterday after the trailer sank in mud and the cab and
A St John spokesman said the driver was transported to
Dunedin Hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.
Dunedin Fire Station officer Kerry McNamara said the male
driver was trapped in the cab.
The truck was in a logging yard in Fryatt St, when the
trailer sank and its centre of balance changed. As a result,
the trailer and cab ''slowly tipped over'' to rest on a stack
of logs about 10am.
Eight fire crew from Dunedin and Lookout Point Station, with
assistance from St John staff, extricated the driver from the
The cab was ''a wee bit bent'' and the male driver was
''shaken'' but ''conscious and responsive''.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment staff were
called to investigate, he said.