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A woman is hurt and her vehicle will be written off after a car and truck crashed in Clyde this afternoon.
About 1.45pm, Clyde woman Sharlene Presteny was turning onto SH8, towards Alexandra when her car and a Fulton Hogan truck collided.
Police, ambulance and a Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to the scene.
Senior Constable Arnold Hooykass, of Alexandra, said the Fulton Hogan truck driver had made a concious decision to hit the back of the car instead of the front and brake, as it would have hit Mrs Presteny.
Mrs Presteny's husband John said she was just slightly hurt.
"She's in a bit of shock, a bit sore in the sternum," he said.
Mrs Presteny was the only occupant of the car.
The Fulton Hogan truck was off site when the Otago Daily Times arrived.
The truck was driveable and only had a few dents, Snr Const Hooykass said.
Mrs Presteny was sitting up in the ambulance talking after the crash, he said.