Driver critical after car rolls on highway outside Huntly
A driver is in a critical condition after rolling his car on a highway near Huntly.
The man was heading northbound on Highway 22 when the car crashed into a ditch at 7.45am on Friday, Senior Sergeant Jason McKay said.
A nearby resident became aware of the crash about two kilometres from the intersection of Waimai Valley Rd and alerted emergency services, he said.
Police arrived to find the man, who was the sole occupant of the car, with critical injuries.
He was removed from the car, which ended up on its side on the edge of the road, and transported to an ambulance.
McKay said the man was flown from the crash scene to Waikato Hospital by rescue helicopter in a critical condition.
Police's Serious Crash Unit were called out to the scene to investigate.
Diversions were put in place on Friday morning at Waimai Valley Rd and Hetherington Rd in Pepepe.