Crash closes Northern Motorway

Traffic banks up on the Northern Motorway near Dunedin as emergency services staff assist an elderly woman following a crash yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called following reports the driver might have been trapped following a collision with a truck near Waitati about 1.45pm, Sergeant Matt Scoles said.

The woman, who did not have life-threatening injuries, was taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance, Sgt Scoles said said.

A diversion was in place along Waitati Valley Rd, before the road was reopened just before 4pm.

The cause of the crash was yet to be determined and inquiries were continuing.

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