Truck hits pedestrian, closing road through Hauraki Plains

Hauraki Rd is closed after a crash.
CHRISTEL YARDLEY/FAIRFAX NZ

Hauraki Rd is closed after a crash.

A pedestrian has been left fighting for life after being struck by truck in the Hauraki Plains. 

Waikato police said Hauraki Rd at Turua was closed after the collision about 12.30pm on Wednesday. 

The road is closed between Orchard East Rd for northbound traffic and Piako and Bush Rd for southbound. 

Police's serious crash unit and photography were at the scene. 

Waikato police Senior Sergeant Dean Anderson said one person, the pedestrian, was in a critical condition. 

Further details about the person were unavailable, he said, as reception at the crash site was barely existent. 

A Westpac Rescue helicopter had been to the site to retrieve the injured person. 

More to come.

 

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