A man has been cut out of his truck after it crashed on the West Coast this morning, injuring both his legs.

The truck crashed at the memorial just before Runanga on State Highway 6, north of Greymouth, at 5am, Runanga chief fire officer Gavin Gibbens said.

"When we arrived on the scene we found the driver was still trapped. One leg was in the cab and one leg was out a gap in the door."

The man's left leg was pinned by the steering column, which had to be spread out in order to free him, Mr Gibbens said.


The man had remained in good spirits and had been very co-operative, despite being trapped, he said.

The Fire Service received a 111 call to the scene.

It was not yet known what had caused the crash.

- The Greymouth Star