A 54-year-old man was trapped inside his mower tractor for 45 minutes before being rescued this morning.
At 10:18am a truck hit the tractor from behind on SH 3 at Kai Iwi near Whanganui.
The tractor was mowing the roadside grass verge.
Firefighters pulled the man out and St John paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken to Whanganui Base Hospital with serious head injuries.
- Taranaki Daily News
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