29 Jul 2019

Crash blocks SH96 at Springhills, Southland

2:05 pm on 29 July 2019

A person is in a critical condition after a rubbish truck rolled on State Highway 96 in Southland this morning, blocking the road.

Emergency services were called shortly before 11.30am at the highway's intersection with Chisholm Road.

A police spokesperson said the driver appeared to be trapped and a helicopter was sent to the scene. St John Ambulance confirmed there was one person in a critical condition.

The Transport Agency said motorists travelling in the area should use an alternative route or delay their journey because the highway was blocked at Springhills.