A logging truck has gone off the road and crashed into the river on Pyes Pa Rd, leaving the driver in a serious condition.

A police media spokesman said police were alerted to the incident at 4.30pm and were at the scene.

The truck went off the road between Oropi Gorge and Williams Rds.

A truck has gone off the road and into the river on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak
A truck has gone off the road and into the river on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak

A St John's Ambulance spokesperson said the driver was being transported to Tauranga Hospital and was in a serious condition.

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A witness at the scene said traffic was flowing in one lane.

A truck has gone off the road and into the river on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak
A truck has gone off the road and into the river on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak

Motorists are asked to avoid the area while emergency services work at the scene.

More to come.