A man was injured earlier today when he lost control of the truck he was driving and went over a barrier and down an embankment on the N3 northbound in Ashburton. A medic who was driving past the area stopped to assist the man.
The patient, believed to be about 40 years of age, was found in the truck. The medic removed the man from the truck and took him up to the roadside.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they assessed the man and found that he sustained moderate injuries. He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.
The exact cause of the incident is unknown. Authorities were on scene for further investigations.