A logging truck driver has walked away with two broken ribs after his truck rolled down a bank and came to rest beside a stream in Tangoio, Hawke's Bay.

Emergency services were called to the crash by the Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve, north of Napier on State Highway 2, at 6.53am.

The driver, a man in his mid-40s, was able to escape the wreckage of his Pan Pac truck soon after the crash.

He was taken by ambulance to Hawke's Bay Hospital, and remained in a general ward in a stable condition on Thursday afternoon.

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The crash was near a sharp 35kmh turn on the highway. Photos from the scene showed a damaged barrier fence at the top of the bank.

The logging truck broke through the barrier near the Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve. Photo / Paul Taylor
The logging truck broke through the barrier near the Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve. Photo / Paul Taylor

Pan Pac Forest Products managing director Doug Ducker said the company had launched an incident investigation and insurance inspection to find out how the crash had happened, and how badly damaged the truck was.

There were no spills or leaks into the Tangoio Stream, he said.

He said Maungaharuru Tangitu iwi representatives blessed the site before work crews lifted the truck and trailer over the stream, and loaded the logs onto a separate empty trailer.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to passing motorists and members of the public using the Tongoio Falls Scenic Reserve."