Pedestrian hit by truck in South Auckland

A pedestrian suffered serious leg injuries when he was struck by a truck in South Auckland this afternoon.

Police and ambulance are currently attending a crash on the intersection of Atkinson Rd, Great South Rd and High St in Otahuhu.

"The male victim was crossing the road when he was struck by an oncoming truck," police said.

"His legs appears to have sustained significant injuries and [he] is being transported to Middlemore Hospital."

The intersection is now closed with detours and diversions in place.

Motorists are urged to stay away from this area if possible, as delays are inevitable.

Police are investigating.

 

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