A man has been cut out of his truck after it crashed on the
West Coast this morning, injuring both his legs.
The truck crashed at the memorial just before Runanga on
State Highway 6, north of Greymouth, at 5am, Runanga chief
fire officer Gavin Gibbens said.
"When we arrived on the scene we found the driver was still
trapped. One leg was in the cab and one leg was out a gap in
The man's left leg was pinned by the steering column, which
had to be spread out in order to free him, Mr Gibbens said.
The man had remained in good spirits and had been very
co-operative, despite being trapped, he said.
The Fire Service received a 111 call to the scene.
It was not yet known what had caused the crash.
- By the Greymouth Star