Airborne car sends boy to hospital

TOM HUNT
Last updated 08:05 01/09/2014
Levin crash Aug31 2014
Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

A six-year-old boy was injured in this crash on the outskirts of Levin.

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Peter Larmer looked up from his cup of tea to see an airborne car hurtling towards him.

The crash on a semi-rural Levin, Horowhenua road yesterday morning resulted in a six-year-old boy being flown to Wellington Hospital with serious injuries.

Leanne Larmer, Peter Larmer's wife, said her husband was sitting at the kitchen table shortly after 10am yesterday when the car left Bruce Rd, on the outskirts of Levin.

''He didn't hear anything. He just saw a car coming flying towards him.''

He believed the car was going to crash through the glass doors, hit him, then go out the other side of the house.

Instead, it hit a fence and ''rolled and rolled and rolled'', coming to a stop on the Larmers' veranda, taking out a support pole but luckily missing a brick wall.

Peter Larmer called 111 while neighbours ran over to help.

A release from Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter said there were four occupants in the car.

Three were taken to hospital, while the six-year-old was flown to Wellington Hospital with serious injuries. 

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