Driver moderately hurt after collision with truck

A driver has moderate injuries after their car collided with a truck on the Southern Motorway this afternoon.

The crash occurred near the Green Island off-ramp at 3.24pm, involving the two vehicles on the northbound lane headed towards Dunedin.

The truck hit the car on the driver’s side door.

The truck driver, along with a witness, were seen talking to emergency crews at the scene.

The motorway has been closed at Burnside and traffic was being diverted to Kaikorai Valley.

A St John spokeswoman said one patient has been transported to Dunedin Hospital in a moderate condition and staff left the scene about 4.10pm.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said crews assisted ambulance.

A police spokeswoman said they were not aware of any significant injuries at this stage.




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