Logging truck rolls on Northland road

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Logging truck crash on Mangakahia Rd. PICTURE/Michael Cunningham
Logging truck crash on Mangakahia Rd. PICTURE/Michael Cunningham

A rural road heavily used by logging trucks has just been cleared after a truck and trailer unit rolled over at 7.20am today.

The driver was pulled from the cab by other truckies who came across the crash on Mangakahia Rd near Parakao - 40km west of Whangarei.

A nearby farmer was the first on the scene after hearing a loud bang echo through the valley.

Police on the scene said it appeared the fully laden trailer tipped over on a lefthand corner and caused the truck unit to flip on its side. The driver in his late 50s was flown by the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter to Whangarei Hospital.

A crane was used to right the truck unit and the road was cleared just after midday.

- Northern Advocate

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