Truck driver in hospital after Bay of Plenty crash

The scene of the crash on SH 35 in Te Kaha. Photo / Supplied
The scene of the crash on SH 35 in Te Kaha. Photo / Supplied

A truck driver has been flown to hospital after his vehicle collided with a bank in Bay of Plenty this morning.

The driver was helicoptered to hospital in a serious condition with rib injuries after the incident on State Highway 35 in Te Kaha, shortly after 5am.

The truck veered off "a straight bit of road" and hit a dirt bank, Inspector Willie Taylor said.

The other three people on board were not injured but were in "a bit of shock", Mr Taylor said.

- APNZ

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