Log trucks crash at Muriwai and SH35, drivers OK

Driver escapes without injury

Driver escapes without injury

DRIVER OK: The driver of this empty log truck accident escaped serious injury this morning when his rig left State Highway 2 near Muriwai and ploughed into a roadside drain. The trailer came off and had to be lifted off the highway by a crane. Picture by Liam Clayton
AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: There was a second log truck accident in the district this morning. Police say a truck and trailer unit left State Highway 35 just south of the Waihau Beach Road (Loisels) turn-off some time after 8.30am.
“The driver was not injured though was treated for shock by a St John ambulance crew.” Pictures by Liam Clayton

AN empty log truck left State Highway 2 between Browns Beach Road and Muriwai early this morning and crashed into a roadside drain.

Its trailer came off and remained on the highway.

Police, fire crews from Gisborne and Manutuke and St John ambulance were called to the crash scene at about 3.40am.

“The driver managed to get out of the truck on his own,” a senior firefighter said.

“The truck remained on its wheels in the drain and adjoining fence but was extensively damaged.

“The trailer was on the road.”

The driver was checked over at the scene by ambulance officers.

“The highway was closed for only a short time,” the senior firefighter said.

A crane from C.R Taylor Ltd was used to lift the trailer off the road at about 4am.

The company returned to the crash site this morning to put the damaged truck and trailer on a transporter to bring it back to Gisborne.

AN empty log truck left State Highway 2 between Browns Beach Road and Muriwai early this morning and crashed into a roadside drain.

Its trailer came off and remained on the highway.

Police, fire crews from Gisborne and Manutuke and St John ambulance were called to the crash scene at about 3.40am.

“The driver managed to get out of the truck on his own,” a senior firefighter said.

“The truck remained on its wheels in the drain and adjoining fence but was extensively damaged.

“The trailer was on the road.”

The driver was checked over at the scene by ambulance officers.

“The highway was closed for only a short time,” the senior firefighter said.

A crane from C.R Taylor Ltd was used to lift the trailer off the road at about 4am.

The company returned to the crash site this morning to put the damaged truck and trailer on a transporter to bring it back to Gisborne.

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