A 21-year-old man is in a serious condition after becoming
trapped under a bus in Wellington early this morning.
Police central communications shift inspector Mark Clausen
said emergency services were called to the incident on the
corner of Pirie St and Austin St in Mt Victoria at about
The male pedestrian was hit by a bus, and then became trapped
under it, he said.
Fire Service central communications shift manager Belinda
Beets said it took about 15 minutes to remove the man from
under the bus.
Air bags were used to lift the bus.
Two specialised rescue trucks were called in for the job, she
An ambulance spokeswoman said the man had leg injuries from
He was taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition.