A truck driver has been taken to hospital after a crash on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Morisset.

The truck was travelling in the northbound lanes near the Mandalong Road Interchange just before 4.00am when it’s believed the driver fainted at the wheel.

The truck then crashed into thick scrub on the median strip.

He’s been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters are at the scene using chainsaws to get to the truck.