13 May 2011

Driver seriously hurt after colliding with ambulance

8:50 pm on 13 May 2011

A man has been taken to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries following a collision with an ambulance south of the city.

The man was trapped inside his vehicle for several hours on Friday before the Fire Service was able to free him.

There were no patients in the ambulance and it was not responding to a callout when the crash happened just before 4pm.

Debris has since been cleared and State Highway 5 near Waipa State Mill Road has reopened on Friday night.