A Wairarapa farm worker who drove 8km after suffering severe
burns from an oven fire last month is now facing drug
charges, says Masterton police Sergeant Jymahl Glassey.
In agonising pain, the man drove himself from his Western
Lake Rd house to the Featherston shops to seek help.
Staff from Featherston Lotto and Post and Gusto Cafe and
Bakery on Fitzherbert St poured buckets of water on the man
until paramedics arrived.
He was airlifted to Hutt Hospital by Life Flight's Westpac
Featherston fire chief Colin McKenna told the Times-Age it
appeared the man had possibly spilled liquid on himself while
cooking at an electric oven, and the liquid may have caught
- Wairarapa Times-Age