Motorcyclist hit by turning truck

MARYANNE TWENTYMAN
Last updated 14:02 18/02/2013

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A motorcyclist has been taken to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a turning truck south of Matamata this morning.

Senior Sergeant Rod Carpenter from Matamata Police said the Tauranga rider was overtaking a truck which turned into a driveway when the crash occured.

He said police were now investigating the crash that happened on State Highway 29 about 11.30pm.

''While the man was seriously injured we do not believe his injuries are life threatening,'' Mr Carpenter said.

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