NZ Bus man back on board

Last updated 05:00 14/11/2012
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Four months after being struck down by an NZ Bus in Wellington's Willis St, Tim Brown was back on hand to watch the company's results being presented.

In July, Brown, a director of NZ Bus and head of capital markets for Infratil, which owns NZ Bus, was seriously injured when he was hit while crossing the road just metres from where Venessa Green was struck and killed last year.

Yesterday Brown was at the Amora Hotel in Wellington to watch as Infratil posted its interim results, appearing almost unaffected apart from a sandal over a still bandaged left foot.

"Between the orthopaedic surgeon and the physio, a full recovery is anticipated," he said yesterday.

"It seems unlikely that you can be squashed by a bus one minute and then back fully functioning, not quite the next, but that's where I'm heading."

Brown is still working part-time, to allow him to complete a rehabilitation programme and because his energy levels are not yet back to normal.

Staff at Wellington Hospital had carefully crafted a low level of expectation, but were now saying the recovery was "way faster" than expected.

The sandal was still a bugbear, however, for the usually snappy dresser.

"I haven't quite steeled myself to the idea of going down to the shoe shop and buying myself two pairs of shoes and throwing two of them away."

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