A driver has been freed from a logging truck after crashing off a road in Otago this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway One, south of Milton before 7am.
Fire crews - including one carrying specialist heavy duty equipment from Dunedin - were sent to rescue the trapped person.
The Otago Daily Times reported the driver was trapped underneath his vehicle, but was conscious and able to talk to rescue crews.
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FENZ shift manager Andrew Norris said he was successfully extricated about two hours after the crash.
The driver has been air-lifted to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.
The road is under stop and go management just north of SH8 and motorists are warned to expect delays.