Man in serious condition after farm crash

Last updated 11:06 25/02/2013

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A 60-year-old man is in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital after he was thrown from a truck he was driving on a Pongaroa farm.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was called to the farm at 5pm on Saturday after the service was told the man had suffered serious injuries.

Pilot Lance Burns said it appeared the man had been thrown from his truck, which ended up in a river at the bottom of the hill.

St John ambulance staff stabilised the man before he was airlifted to Wellington Hospital.

Wellington Hospital communications spokesman Lindsay Davis said the man remained in a serious condition in intensive care this morning.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew two other missions last week.

On February 17 the helicopter went out to Ormondville twice to pick up two people involved in motorbike crashes. Last Monday and Tuesday the crew undertook three training trips.

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- Manawatu Standard

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