A man has been taken to hospital after an emergency call out to Tauriko.

Acting Sergeant Andy Anderson said a truck driver had been informed some of his load was spilling and had pulled over on the side of Cambridge Rd, near the intersection with SH29.

He has then climbed out of the truck and either suffered some sort of medical event or industrial accident, Mr Anderson said.


It remained unclear exactly what had happened to him.

The driver was out of the truck when emergency services arrived and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Tauranga Hospital.

Earlier: Emergency services are responding to a call out on Cambridge Rd.

A police spokesman said initial reports were of a crash but it appeared to be a medical event on the side of the Cambridge Rd, near the intersection with State Highway 29.

Fire fighters, ambulance staff and police are at the scene.

Police are working to keep traffic flowing around the area.