Truck driver seriously injured in Opotiki crash
A truck driver has sustained a serious leg injury and the road remains closed following a crash at Waioeka Gorge on State Highway 2 near Opotiki last night.
Police were called to the crash, around two kilometres south of Tauranga Bridge, just before midnight on Friday, says a police media spokesperson.
"After rolling, the truck caught on fire.
"No other vehicles were involved.
"The truck driver was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
"Waioeka Gorge remains closed this morning and motorists are asked to use State Highway 35 until further notice."