Inquiry after pedestrian pinned to wall
A woman has been hospitalised after being pinned to a wall by a truck.
The woman aged in her late 30s was crossing a driveway on Richmond Rd at about 10am on Sunday when she became trapped between a Courier Post truck and the wall of the Grey Lynn Mitre 10 store.
Sergeant Sue Newlands says the woman sustained ‘‘extremely serious’’ leg injuries and was in a critical condition when she was taken to hospital.
Sarah Sadgrove arrived at work next door while the woman was being treated.
‘‘They didn’t want people to see it. I could tell it was pretty full-on, they had drips up and were working on her.
‘‘When I saw it I thought there had been a car accident which wouldn’t surprise me because it’s so busy around here.’’ The woman is now stable. Police and WorkSafe New Zealand are investigating.
The driver was a contractor for Express Couriers, the group that owns Courier Post, and not an employee, general manager of transport Alan Court says.
‘‘The driver was not injured but is very concerned for the victim,’’ he says.
The company is holding its own investigation and is offering support to the driver and the woman.
Accident: The woman became trapped between a truck and the wall of the Grey Lynn Mitre 10 store.