19 Feb 2015

Head-on collision near Timaru

7:08 pm on 19 February 2015

A crash which closed State Highway One south of Timaru today is believed to have happened when a car crossed the centre line.

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Photo: SUPPLIED / Police

The police said witnesses reported the south-bound car crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a north-bound truck and trailer.

A 59-year-old man driving the truck escaped unharmed.

The 62-year-old man driving the car was trapped for about 40 minutes, and remained in Timaru Hospital in a stable condition with injuries to his legs.

The police said investigations into the cause of the crash were continuing.

The road is now open.