Otago Daily Times

Worker injured by own van


Auckland: A carpet cleaner is in a serious condition after being pinned against a house when his work van rolled down a driveway in central Auckland.

Emergency services were called to Koraha St at 8.45am.

A neighbour who was first on the scene said he was doing some exercise when he heard what he initially thought was a cat crying.

‘‘Then I heard somebody yelling for help. I looked out and I could see — it was a very horrible scene — he was on the corner and the van was crushing him to the house.’’

He immediatel­y ran towards the driveway in a bid to help while also on the phone to emergency services.

A St John spokeswoma­n confirmed the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Auckland City Hospital. — The New Zealand Herald

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