Elderly man injured in trailer fall
A man in his 70s has suffered serious spinal and back injuries after falling off the back of a trailer.
A Westpac rescue helicopter spokesman said the accident occurred at a property in Dixons Rd, Loburn about 5pm yesterday.
He understood the man had been loading a lawn mower onto the trailer when he slipped and fell backwards, landing on his back on the draw bar of the trailer.
He believed a neighbour was with the man at the time and raised the alarm.
He was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a stable condition.