A man has been taken to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition after a truck crash near Braemar.

We received a report of a truck that rolled and was in a ditch at the intersection of State Highway 30 and Braemar Road at around 9:30 am a Police spokesperson said.

A large group of Whānau could be seen consoling each other near the wreckage.

The driver and sole occupant of the truck has been to Waikato Hospital by helicopter, a St John Spokesperson.

The commercial vehicle unit and serious crash are investigating.

Heavy haulage recovery contractors remain at the scene.