Press Release – Life Flight Trust
A bus driver was found to be seriously ill after a collision near Otaki yesterday afternoon.
A Life Flight team responded aboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic onboard.
The team was called to a collision between a bus and a van on St Hwy at Riverbed Road just after 4pm.
On our arrival we found the bus driver being treated by St John and Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics in the back of an ambulance.
“There were over 30 people in the bus and another six or so in the van so all in all it is quite lucky that this didn’t turn into a major casualty incident” says Dave Greenberg, Life Flight crewman.
The Palmerston North man, in his 50s, appears to have suffered a medical incident which then led to the collision. He was flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he was assessed and treated.