El­derly man trapped against fence


An el­derly man is crit­i­cally in­jured, after be­ing trapped be­tween a car and a fence at a res­i­den­tial prop­erty in Mairangi Bay.

St John, Fire and Emer­gency New Zealand, and po­lice were called to the ad­dress just be­fore 1pm on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 17.

Sergeant Bryan Hod­der, who works in road polic­ing, said an el­derly man was trapped un­der the front of the car on the res­i­den­tial prop­erty.

‘‘We don’t know how long he was there, but he was con­scious when po­lice and fire showed up,’’ Hod­der said.

Two am­bu­lances, two fire trucks and two po­lice cars were still at the scene at 1.45pm.

At that point, Fire and Emer­gency shift man­ager Paul Rad­den said crews were work­ing to free the man.

‘‘We are in at­ten­dance at a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent, where a car has hit a pedes­trian and the per­son is trapped, and we are in the process of sta­bil­is­ing the ve­hi­cle and ex­tri­cat­ing the per­son,’’ Rad­den said.

Shortly af­ter­wards, the man was taken to Auck­land Hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

The po­lice se­ri­ous crash unit re­mained at the scene to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent.

The ac­ci­dent ap­pears to have oc­curred up or near a long drive­way lead­ing to a house.


An el­derly man is crit­i­cally in­jured after a car, back of this pic­ture, pinned him against a fence.

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