Logging truck rolled on SH2

The driver of a logging truck which rolled on State Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. Photos: Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade.

A man suffered minor injuries after his logging truck rolled on State Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty early this morning.

A police spokesperson says police, fire and ambulance staff were all dispatched to the scene of the crash which happened just west of Pikowai shortly before 3am.

“No-one was trapped when police arrived and the driver was reported to be out of the vehicle, but he was taken to hospital for checking by ambulance staff.”

In a post to Facebook, a spokesperson for the Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade says the MATA941 and MATA9433 crews were dispatched to the crash, along with Edgecumbe 937.

“At the scene we found the road was half blocked by and truck and trailer on its side and the truck road of logs strewn over the highway. MATA941 crew secured the scene and MATA9433 crew attended to the driver, who was only suffering minor injuries,” the post reads.

“In a howling gale and rain we stood fast at the scene until roading contractors came to take over part of the scene and the logging company brought in a truck to remove the logs. On the way also was a crane to lift out the truck.”

The police spokesperson says SH2 is currently open but down to one lane while roading crews and contractors remove logs strewn across the road.

“The logs are being moved, but we're waiting on a progress update and it is likely motorists may face delays while the scene is being cleared.”

The spokesperson says the cause of the crash is not yet known.



4 Comments

And another one...

Posted on 12-05-2017 21:31 | By penguin

...hits the road, literally. Tragically for someone and their family, one day the likes of this lot will land on their car. But wait - I think I hear the murmurings of reasons and excuses and comparisons regarding rollovers and the like, already stirring.

And another one...

Posted on 12-05-2017 17:13 | By penguin

......hits the road, literally. Tragically for someone and their family, one day the likes of this lot will land on their car. But wait - I think I hear the murmurings of reasons and excuses and comparisons regarding rollovers and the like, already stirring.

Top heavy

Posted on 12-05-2017 16:55 | By Papamoaner

Log rigs need more handling care these days. In the old days they carried long logs on jinkers, so they were low down. These days, they carry short logs up high on trailers. As they say, it aint rocket science.

Avr

Posted on 12-05-2017 12:11 | By Anton

Another one in the long row ,who did roll.

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