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Public kept driver alive until ambo arrived

Friday 2 Dec 2016 5:33 p.m.



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A man is in a critical condition after crashing through a train track barrier and down a bank in the Wellington.

Police are in attendance at the accident on Middleton Road in Glenside near Wellington.

The driver is being airlifted to hospital.

Police are thanking quick thinking members of the public "they have managed to keep the driver alive until emergency services arrived," police said in a statement.

Motorists are asked to take alternate routes between Tawa and Churton Park tonight as the following roads are closed:

  • Middleton Road and Takapu Road
  • Westchester Drive and Middleton Road.

Train services have not been affected.


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