Driver rolls dozer down hill

A bulldozer driver is lucky to be alive after his vehicle rolled 200m down a hill in Wairarapa this morning.

Life Flight sent a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the accident, on a farm northwest of Castle Point.

"On our arrival we found a man being looked after by his co-workers after his bulldozer rolled approximately 200m down a hill, landing upright" said flight crewman Dave Greenberg.

"Luckily the guy did not get thrown out of the bulldozer cab on the way down."

The Wairarapa man, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to Wellington Hospital with multiple injuries, none of which were life-threatening.


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