Truck crashes off road in Gorge

23:59, Feb 20 2014
Truck crashes off Gorge
TRUCK CRASH: The driver was lucky to escape serious harm after his truck careered off SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge.
Truck crashes off Gorge
TRUCK CRASH: The driver was lucky to escape serious harm after his truck careered off SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge.
Truck crashes off Gorge
TRUCK CRASH: The driver was lucky to escape serious harm after his truck careered off SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge.
Truck crashes off Gorge
TRUCK CRASH: The driver was lucky to escape serious harm after his truck careered off SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge.

The driver of an Infracon truck has been taken to Palmerston North Hospital after his vehicle plunged over the side of a bridge in the Manawatu Gorge.

Mr Williamson said one lane of State Highway 3 would be closed for a time this morning while an armco barrier that was damaged in the crash was repaired.

Twitter user @SirWB tweeted a photo of the crash just after 9am this morning and described the driver as ‘‘one really really lucky dude’’.

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Gorge crash
SCENE: A truck crashed over the Manawatu Gorge, coming to rest on the riverbed.

Manawatu Standard