Wellington bus director stable after crash

INJURED: Tim Brown
INJURED: Tim Brown

NZ Bus director Tim Brown is on the mend after a being hit by one of his own buses.

A Wellington Hospital spokesman said Mr Brown's condition was downgraded from serious to stable today but he would remain in the intensive care unit for a little while longer.

Mr Brown suffered head injuries and a collapsed lung after being run over near Mercer St last week.

He is a director of NZ Bus, which runs Wellington's buses. He is also a key member of the management team at Infratil, which owns NZ Bus.

Police said it appeared Mr Brown was crossing the street when he was hit by the corner of the bus.

It happened just metres from where Venessa Green, 40, of Newtown, was struck and killed by a bus in Willis St last June while out jogging.

Temporary safety barriers have been erected on Willis St since Mr Brown was hit in a bid to prevent more pedestrians being struck by buses.

The Dominion Post