An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after the truck he was driving crashed down a steep bank in South Auckland.

The 80-year-old's light truck left the Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd and tumbled 150 metres down a bank before coming to a stop before a creek.

An Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the man was ejected from the truck as it rolled and suffered multiple injuries.

He was given two units of blood by the attending Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and flown to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

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The truck rolled down a 150 metre bank. Photo / Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
The truck rolled down a 150 metre bank. Photo / Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

A police spokesperson said the single-vehicle crash occurred near Kawakawa Bay around 3.50pm.

"The driver has serious injuries and is awaiting airlift to hospital. Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd remains open," the spokesperson said.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand crew members were on the scene and tending the occupant.

St John spokeswoman Beverley Tse told the Herald they were alerted at 3.44pm.

She said two ambulances and a helicopter had been dispatched to the scene on Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd.

Emergency services were alerted about the incident around 3.50pm. Photo / Russell Heenan
Emergency services were alerted about the incident around 3.50pm. Photo / Russell Heenan

The Serious Crash Unit is attending the incident.

Elsewhere, the NZ Transport is reporting a truck is blocking a lane at the intersection of Neilson St and Captain Springs Rd in Onehunga.

The Agency is also reporting a crash clear of lanes on the Southwestern Motorway after Cavendish Dr heading southbound is causing delays.