Woman hit by bus on Manners St

Last updated 17:15 24/02/2014
Manners St incident
ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax NZ

INJURY: A woman is treated by paramedics at Manners St in central Wellington.

Relevant offers

Wellington

Car crashes into Burger Wisconsin in Hataitai, Wellington No pandas for Wellington, but snow leopards, wombats and ring-tailed lemurs are on the way Queenslander killed Kiwi in self-defence, court told Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks Saving Wellington's cable car a 'no-brainer', says Chamber of Commerce The mosquito and the millions: Flashback 1981 Ambulance volunteer treats own wife in Wairarapa car crash Man attacks, drags woman into bushes in Wellington's Central Park Clean towels, and soap: Facebook plea sheds light on homeless youth Wellington dairy and Porirua bar hit in underage booze stings

A woman was left in critical condition after she was hit by a bus in Manners St, Wellington this afternoon.

The street has been closed while the collision is investigated.

Emergency services were at the scene about 2.30pm today, tending to a woman found lying face down on the road behind a stopped bus on Manners St.

Paramedics from Wellington Free Ambulance were treating the conscious woman at the scene. Blood stained the pavement near her head and she appeared conscious and speaking to the paramedics.

Witnesses said the woman walked out onto the section of road from the side opposite Dick Smith's electronics store.

Harlem Tawhara said he heard a loud "bang" as the woman struck the front of the bus, spun to its rear and landed head-first on the edge of the pavement.

Another witness, who gave her name as Rebecca, said she saw the woman airborne before she landed near where she was standing outside Banks Shoes about 10 metres away.

"It was just like 'bang' and she just came flying."

"She hit the ground hard - she has just come flying along the side of footpath."

She appeared conscious but suffering memory loss, Rebecca said.

"I heard her saying, 'my head, my head, what happened to my head?'"

The road was blocked by police cars and a Go Wellington Karori Park 3 bus had stopped about 10 metres in front of where the woman was lying. The driver and passengers were no longer onboard and crowds of witnesses looked on as the injured woman was loaded into the ambulance.

The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition and she had suffered significant blood loss from her head injury, Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman Daniel Paul said.

She was treated in the emergency department of Wellington Hospital and is now in a stable condition.

Manners St would be likely to reopen by about 4pm as the Serious Crash Unit investigated the cause of the collision between the pedestrian and the bus, Senior Sergeant Mark Chenery said.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content