Around 9 pm last night two seperate car crashes occurred.
A car burst into flames in Petone at the intersection of Jackson and Cuba Street after two cars collided. Firefighters put out the fire and nobody was hurt.
In another seperate incident at Haywards Hill two cars collided no injuries were reported.
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew a seriously injured man from Stokes Valley on Christmas eve.
The 36 year old Stokes Valley man fell approximately 4 metres off of a deck onto concrete at his home around 6 pm. He was initially knocked unconscious from the fall.
The Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics who responded to the scene requested the helicopter to transport the man when he was found to be suffering from head injuries.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed in a small park near the mans home and transported him to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department.
He is currently being assessed and treated in the emergency department.
via NZ Police
The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out late yesterday evening at 9pm to two Motocross riders both 35yr old males from Wainuiomata who had crashed into each other in the hills above Naenae.
The two riders both from the same riding group had crashed when one member was going up the track and the other was coming down.
The Helicopter with two Wellington Free Paramedics on board responded to the area.
A third member from the riding party was able to guide the helicopter into a landing site with a torch. The Pilot and crew were both wearing Night Vision Goggles which made seeing the torch very easy from approx 10km away. The Helicopter was able to land about 1km from the patients.
The Paramedics then walked up the track and assessed the two patients.
The patients was then flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where they are being treated. One patient had Upper Leg Injuries and the other patient had suffered a Shoulder injury
For the second time in a day the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Wainuiomata last night around 7.30pm to a Motor Vehicle Accident
The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance Helicopter Paramedic on board, responded to the crash site in Wainuiomata. The Fire Service had established a landing area.
On arrival all of the occupants of the vehicle were out. The Paramedic treated a 20yr old female from Johnsonville who a passenger in the vehicle for neck injuries.
The female patient was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where she is currently being further assessed and treated for her injuries.
Lower Hutt police said they received a call at 1.00pm after a passerby spotted a car with a man sitting on its roof in the harbour just north of Eastbourne.
A white Nissan Cefiro stationwagon had fallen more than two metres on to rocks near Days Bay Eastbourne.
The crash was caused by driver inattention and speed was not a factor.
The driver, in his 40s, was heading north along Marine Drive when he was distracted and his car left the road at a point before Days Bay. The driver got out of the upturned car himself with only a small cut or bruise on his face, and it is likely he will face charges.
A woman was trapped under her dead horse this afternoon.
The woman was part of a group of three riders on the Wainuiomata South Coast when her horse suffered a seizure, falling to the ground and trapping her underneath. She was knocked unconscious in the fall, and her helmet was heavily damaged.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called and she was conscious but groggy by the time the helicopter had arrived upon which she was flown to Wellington Hospital to be placed under supervision.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Whiteman’s Valley Upper Hutt last night at 7:30pm 19 Nov 09.
A 9yr old boy had fallen while playing on the trampoline at home and had suffered head and neck injuries.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to the location with a Wellington Free Paramedic onboard. A Wellington Free Ambulance was already at the location and had immobilised the patient ready for the flight.
The boy was flown back to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being treated for his injuries and is in a stable condition
A truck driver has been found guilty causing the death of a senior police officer.
In a reserved decision, Judge Tom Broadmore found Desmond Wilson, 45, of Porirua guilty of causing the death of Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald through careless driving.
It followed a three-day trial in Lower Hutt District Court in August.
Mr Fitzgerald, a road safety expert, was knocked from his bicycle by Wilson’s truck and was crushed under its rear wheels at the intersection of Hutt Rd and The Esplanade in Petone in June last year.
Judge Broadmore said he was satisified that Wilson had diverted his attention from the road and that Mr Fitzgerald was well able to be seen.
He will be sentenced later.
This was an ugly accident on a busy intersection in Winter. No doubt new road improvements at this intersection at Petone will hopefully protect cycle accidents in this area. The issue around access to SH2 both on and off should be alleviated by this new entrance, thank god. The real issue is around cyclist protection on NZ roads, and the current disrespect that the major of motorists have toward them.
A two-car crash had forced the closure of one lane on the Wainuiomata Hill Rd late yesterday afternoon.
Police said one of the vehicles had rolled, and at the time of reporting it was not yet known whether anyone has injured.
Traffic experienced delays of about 45 minutes due to the crash.
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued a man who fell from his motorbike while riding on firebreaks above Stokes Valley.
The helicopter, with two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard was called to the scene, above Stokes Valley around 3.30pm.
Initially it was difficult to locate the 25yr old Stokes Valley man due to them not having any cell phone. Once the Wellington Rescue Helicopter was in the area they were able to land nearby to some other motorcyclist and get some more information
Once the Helicopter arrived on scene the patient was treated ny the Welington Free Paramedics and then loaded into the Helicopter
The man was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is currently being treated and assessed.