Man home after leg amputation

Last updated 13:00 29/08/2012

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The 40-year-old Nelson man who had his leg amputated on Wakefield Quay when he was struck by a car is out of hospital.

His mother told the Nelson Mail yesterday the family had been through an extremely stressful and traumatic time.

She was pleased her son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was out of hospital and at home.

He had some colour back, and cracked a joke when she saw him and she was pleased that some of his old vitality was back.

She said Work and Income, Wakatu Marae, Maori Wardens, the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and her son's workplace were all working together to support her family and her son.

She had delayed going to Wellington for radiation treatment as she was unable to concentrate on herself when her son was so ill.

She would be going to Wellington early next month.

The woman's son was walking to work on Wakefield Quay on August 15 when he was struck by a car, which allegedly mounted the footpath and pinned him against a pole resulting in the "traumatic amputation of his leg".

A 26-year-old Nelson woman was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She was granted name suppression and remanded in custody, without plea, until September 7.

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