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A truck which crashed on to its side in North Dunedin has been removed, but motorists heading out of town on SH1 have been warned to still expect delays.
A police spokeswoman said the truck overturned on Pine Hill Rd next to the Botanic Garden just before 8am and was blocking the southbound lane at the intersection with Great King St as Pine Hill Rd turns into Cumberland St.
Traffic was down to one lane heading south into the city from Pine Hill Rd.
By 3pm the truck had been removed, but the road's northbound lane remained closed and motorists were still warned to expect delays.
A St John spokesman updated the condition of the driver, saying he was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition, after earlier saying he suffered moderate injuries.
The age and gender of the patient was not known.
Motorists were asked to be patient while emergency services assessed the scene.
Before ending up on its side the two trailer articulated truck took out a steel street lamp and a mature tree.
It was carrying plaster board and has left a trail of it scattered and broken on the road.
Smoke could be seen coming from the truck's brakes after it came to a stop.
The intersection is notorious for truck crashes.