A Wellington man is in a serious condition after being trapped beneath a bus.
Emergency services were called early today to the corner of Pirie and Austin Streets, near the entrance to the bus tunnel in the suburb of Mt Victoria, where the 21-year-old man was trapped.
He was hit and trapped underneath the bus about 2.50am, a police communications spokesman said.
A fire service central communications spokeswoman said they inflated air bags to lift the bus off him.
An ambulance communications spokeswoman said the man was taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition, with significant injuries to his legs.
The road was closed for a short time while the man was freed, but was open again this morning.
- The Dominion Post