Search called off for man who jumped off bridge

12:16 pm on 26 August 2018

The search for a man who jumped off a Lower Hutt bridge after crashing his car in the early hours of this morning has been called off.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 12:40am on the Kennedy Good Bridge in Avalon, north of Wellington.

Witnesses told police they saw the driver jump over the side of the bridge.

A helicopter was brought in to help look for the man along the river bank.

A police spokesperson said the man had been "accounted for".