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Not a Happy Birthday for Accident Victim

Not a Happy Birthday for Accident Victim

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a seriously injured man from a road crash this morning.

The helicopter responded, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard, to a landing site near the scene of the accident in Belmont, Lower Hutt. There we found a Lower Hutt man, who turned 41 today, in a very serious condition.

Information from the scene is that the man was riding a three wheel off road bike which came rolling down a bank and then struck, or was stuck by, a passing car. Wellington Free Ambulance, fire and police were all at the scene. The patient was transported by road ambulance to the Belmont School, where the helicopter pilot had located a safe landing zone.

We arrived at Wellington Hospital at about 7:15am, six minutes after taking off from Belmont, and transferred the man to the Emergency Department. He is expected to be moved to the Intensive Care Unit shortly.

For more information please contact Lower Hutt police or:


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