In­quiry af­ter pedes­trian pinned to wall

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE - By EMMA WHIT­TAKER

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.

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