Truck driver hospitalised after crash

A 64-year-old Palmerston North truck driver has been taken to hospital after his truck crashed south of Dannevirke.

Dannevirke Senior Sergeant Nathan Davis said the 4-5 tonne truck was travelling south when the crash happened about 1km into the 100km speed zone on State Highway 2 south of Dannevirke about 9.30am.

Mr Davis said it appeared the truck swerved right, then left, travelling across the centre line, crashing to a stop on its side off the road.

The driver had to be cut from the vehicle and was transported to Palmerston North Hospital by ambulance.

He did not have life threatening injuries, but police suspect he may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash, he said.

The truck was carrying a small number of boxes of fruit, but they did not spill from the vehicle.

The truck did not block the road and no delays were caused to motorists.

Manawatu Standard