Truck crashes into BOP river

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UPDATED 12.45PM: Motorists are being advised to avoid the State Highway 2, Waiotahe area if possible following a crash where a truck and trailer unit has gone into the water.

The truck is still underwater and it is believed the driver is still inside.

A police spokesperson says all emergency services are responding and a crane is on its way to reach the truck.

"More information will be released when it becomes available."


A truck has crashed into a river in the Bay of Plenty.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, which is reported to be on State Highway 2, near Toone Road in Waiotahe.

A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene at around 11am.

It's believed a truck and trailer unit has gone into the river.

SunLive will update the story once more information is available.

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