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« Reply #125 on: July 06, 2012, 12:09:57 am »


Caution: man at work

SIDESWIPE

By ANA SAMWAYS - The New Zealand Herald | Thursday, July 05, 2012



“Could not resist sending what I saw on Manukau Road, Epsom
on Sunday morning,” says Tony of Remuera. “This gentleman is
up a ladder and base of ladder is on the road with oncoming traffic.”


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« Reply #126 on: July 07, 2012, 08:27:46 am »




Some patients are just accidents waiting to happen

SEAMUS BOYER

Last updated 05:00 07/07/2012

Ever wondered if a nail could pierce bone? A Masterton man apparently did, so he placed a nailgun against his forehead and pulled the trigger to find out.

The nail shot into his skull, pinned his beanie to his head and came to rest behind his nose.

"He actually walked himself into the hospital and was laughing about it," said Vicki Hookham, charge nurse manager at Wairarapa Hospital's Emergency Department.

"I think he thought it was quite funny."

He was transferred to Wellington Hospital where the nail was removed, leaving him without sight in one eye.

"It turned out they were seeing if it would go through the bone," Ms Hookham said.

"Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of brain function going on before or after that decision."

The bizarre case from 2010 is just one of thousands emergency department staff face each year. Last year more than 20,000 people presented at Wairarapa ED, figures obtained under the Official Information Act show.

Their reasons included hot cheese sauce splashback, sea slug consumption, and an attempt to "dig to Russia".

The more wince-inducing entries include "chainsaw versus hand", "cow horn versus face", and the ominous-sounding "skydive accident".

"Often it's like 'How on earth did that actually happen?'," Ms Hookham said.

"We end up asking them, 'Can you explain that to us again?', because it just doesn't make sense."

Last year ED staff treated everything from sunburn to constipation, to car crashes, eczema and earache. Stings from wasps, bees and jellyfish also feature, as well as bites from spiders, cats, dogs and humans.

"Like any emergency department, no two hours are the same, which is what we love about the job," Ms Hookham said.

"When you're dealing with some of the heavy, nasty stuff and then you get some of the lighter stuff in between, it keeps the job manageable in a way."

Last month a farmer was gored by a bull, one of its horns puncturing his abdomen, driving up under his ribs and "tickling his heart", she said.

"It literally scratched the underside of his heart – another centimetre and it would have killed him."

And rather than shying away from such wounds, staff enjoyed testing their skills in treating them.

"We don't think of those [cases] as being horrific – in fact it's those ones that get your adrenaline rush on.

"For us it's a break from the bread-and-butter cases such as chest pains and pneumonia. It's what makes us want to work here."

 

'I WAS DIGGING TO RUSSIA'

 Ten of the more unusual ED entries:


1 A patient aged 20-39 suffered burns while making cheese sauce in a jug.

2 Someone under 20 cut their foot while "digging with spade to Russia".

3 "Killing sheep in the dark" left a person aged 60-79 with a cut finger.

4 A patient aged 20-39 hurt their ribs when they "picked up dog to throw over fence".

5 Tripping while "putting on jeans" left someone aged 40-59 with a thumb injury.

6 Someone under 20 ended up with "lacerated buttocks" after falling through a glass coffee table.

7 A patient aged 20-39 injured their toe after they "kicked couch whilst watching a movie".

8 Cartwheeling into someone's head left a person under 20 with an injured foot.

9 Someone in the 20-39 age group ended up in ED after eating a sea slug.

10 A patient under 20 got a sore ear from spraying deodorant into it.

 

THE COUNT

 Emergency Department presentations in 2011:

Wellington Hospital: 51,770

Hutt Hospital: 39,509

Palmerston North Hospital: 39,244

Hawke's Bay Hospital: 38,349

Wairarapa Hospital: 20,198

- © Fairfax NZ News

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« Reply #127 on: July 07, 2012, 02:05:37 pm »

... and then there are the foreign bodies up rectum presentations. 101 things to do with vegetables other than eating them ... you get the picture

Leeks (green leafed end first - yep, I could not figure that one out either), carrots, parsnips then there is the test tube, the marmite jar and the cakes of soap. You name it, someone's tried it. It's the explanations that used to amuse me. Most explanations were made up like - "I was gardening in the nude and fell on a carrot."

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« Reply #128 on: July 07, 2012, 02:08:09 pm »

... and then there are the foreign bodies up rectum presentations. 101 things to do with vegetables other than eating them ... you get the picture

Leeks (green leafed end first - yep, I could not figure that one out either), carrots, parsnips then there is the test tube, the marmite jar and the cakes of soap. You name it, someone's tried it. It's the explanations that used to amuse me. Most explanations were made up like - "I was gardening in the nude and fell on a carrot."



I absolutely ALWAYS remained professional - not even a smirk. Most of the time you had an inkling that it was going to be bizarre.

The there was the safety pin through the penis - he was going to a Toga Party. YEAH RIGHT!
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« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2012, 05:05:54 pm »

i have a mate who a few years ago slipped off the bed whilst having sex .......

he broke his big toe ........

i dont know who laughed the most those at ED or the rest of the crowd when they found out
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« Reply #130 on: July 07, 2012, 05:33:52 pm »


I know someone who actually BROKE the bed while she was having sex with some bloke she had picked up at the pub.

I know, because I was in the next room on the piss with her flatmates and we all heard the loud crack, thump, then bad language, and got to check out the broken bed afterwards.

Many years later, this person was a long-time receptionist at a medical centre in Gisborne and my GP (at the same medical centre) made the comment one day that nobody had any dirt on her (she was always taking the piss out of her workmates over various things), so I told the GP about the time she broke the bed while indulging in humpy-pumpy. A huge smile came across his face and he gave me the thumbs-up. Presumably he dragged it up at an appropriate moment during staff drinkies!  Grin
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« Reply #131 on: August 19, 2012, 03:26:18 pm »


Man invades Otaki horse race

By PAUL EASTON - The Dominion Post | 8:54AM - Sunday, 19 August 2012

A STAG PARTY went off-track when it went on track at the Otaki races yesterday after a man in a dress jumped a fence and raced the horses to the finish line.

Racegoers were stunned when a blonde-wigged, undie-less man in a black skirt joined the last 50 metres of the Dominion Post Handicap, falling over the line and being grabbed by racecourse security staff as disbelieving jockeys pulled their mounts up.

Racecourse inspector Bob Bevege said the Wellington man was dared into running alongside the fence, but instead, leapt on to the track.

"He was inebriated to say the least, but he was a lucky boy. The horses were running wide because of a heavy track, and if one had shied it could have been nasty."

Stipendiary steward Neil Goodwin watched video replays and said the man was never in any danger, but the horse closest to him was the six-year-old stallion Temple View, the biggest in the race.

Jockey Thomas Russell said he spotted the runner 100 metres out. "I kept an eye on him in the run home but I didn't have to change ground. If he'd changed direction it might have been different. I yelled that he was a bloody idiot as I went past, but by then he was lying on his face on the ground."

The man was escorted from the course, and a trespass notice is to be issued.

The man's mates accepted joint responsibility for the prank — in keeping with the name of the horse that beat him to the line, Share The Blame.


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« Reply #132 on: October 16, 2012, 04:03:07 pm »


St Kevin's Arcade crash ‘ridiculous’

Driver attempts stairs into K' Road plaza

Auckland Now! | 2:19PM - Tuesday, 16 October 2012

BAD DRIVING: The men try in vain to move their vehicle after getting stuck on an arcade stairs.
BAD DRIVING: The men try in vain to move their
vehicle after getting stuck on an arcade stairs.


A GROUP of men believed to have been at a karaoke bar had to get towed out of an Auckland arcade last night after trying to drive down a staircase.

The group tried to drive out of St Kevin's Arcade, on Karangahape Road, in a 4WD and got stuck on a staircase that leads down to Myers Park.

Matt Wall, who lives in the arcade, said he was playing video games with his flatmates around 11pm when he heard what he thought was someone dropping a bottle down the stairs.

When the 23-year-old went to investigate he saw the vehicle stuck on the top steps and four suited men trying to move it.

"It seems like a pretty ridiculous thing. I think they thought it (the arcade stairs) was a ramp to a car park and they've driven down and gone, ‘oh f**k’."

Wall said the men in the vehicle, aged between their 20s and 40s, tried to push the 4WD backwards while one of them tried to reverse it.

First Recovery were called to remove it, a job Wall said took about half an hour.

The top stairs were "toasted".

A tow truck spokesman today said the call out was "hilarious".

Police also attended the scene, took photos of the stuck vehicle and spoke to the driver, Wall said.

It is not known if any charges have been laid.

Wall said in the six months he'd lived in the arcade no other vehicles had tried to drive through it.

But Wine Cellar owner Rohan Evans said shop owners had encountered a problem with people using the front of the arcade as a parking spot.

The problem had got worse in recent years when a smooth pedestrian crossing was put in, he said.

He labelled the men in the 4WD "vandals in suits".

Alleluya Cafe owner Peter Hawkesby said the damage to the stairs was mostly superficial but he hoped the people who did it would pay for it to be repaired; otherwise it would come out of the operating expenses of shop owners.


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« Reply #133 on: October 19, 2012, 11:07:38 am »




http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/231087/steam-train-fails-arrive-again

hit the link, read it and follow embedded

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« Reply #134 on: October 19, 2012, 05:47:31 pm »



Hi,

A new news release is available for you to view on the Police website:

Title: Man tries to evade police by hiding in thermal pool


A man is in hospital after hiding in a thermal pool while trying to evade police.

The man was allegedly stealing from cars in the central city when he was pursued by two dog handlers to the Sulphur Flats area near the Polynesian Pools.

“The police dog tracked to a hot pool and the officers found the man completely immersed trying to hide,” said District Commander Glenn Dunbier.

The man voluntarily got out of the pool after he realised his ruse was up and was arrested and handcuffed by the officers.

“He was walking back to the police car when he suddenly took off and dived into another thermal pool. He came up but immediately disappeared under the water again. The officers immediately realised he was in trouble and one of the offiers leapt in and dragged him to safety.

“He was given first aid at the scene and taken to hospital. He was in a critical condition but is improving.”

Superintendent Dunbier said both the officer was fine.

“If the officer hadn’t jumped in straight away, then it most likely would have been quite a different outcome.. and the officer did it without any thought to his own safety.”

The man is likely to be changed with several offences.

ENDS
No further comment will be made tonight
Annie Coughlan  474 8856 / 0274748005


Please view the full news release online at:

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/33096.html

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« Reply #135 on: January 22, 2013, 11:54:52 am »


Wedged truck causes delays

Truck and trailer unit stuck under bridge

By BLAIR ENSOR - The Dominion Post | 12:19PM - Tuesday, 22 January 2013

WON'T FIT: A large amount of grain has spilled and extensive delays are expected after a truck jack-knifed and got wedged under a bridge at Aotea Quay. — PHIL REID/Fairfax NZ.
WON'T FIT: A large amount of grain has spilled and extensive delays are expected after a
truck jack-knifed and got wedged under a bridge at Aotea Quay. — PHIL REID/Fairfax NZ.


MOTORISTS should expect extensive delays after a large truck and trailer unit jack-knifed and wedged itself under a bridge.

Inspector Mike Coleman said police were called the scene of the crash at Aotea Quay, Wellington about 11.40am.

A truck and trailer unit was blocking the northbound Aotea on-ramp and would likely cause delays for some time, Mr Coleman said.

"It sounds like a very big truck. Normally they can pull them out with a tow, but it depends how far it's wedged in."

Traffic is being diverted over Hutt Road.

A large amount of grain being carried by the truck was spilt during the crash.

The driver suffered cuts to a leg and hand.

The Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit have been called to investigate.


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« Reply #136 on: January 29, 2013, 04:44:52 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/8237074/Ex-student-comes-forth-as-driver

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« Reply #138 on: February 11, 2013, 04:13:31 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/8237074/Ex-student-comes-forth-as-driver

looks like the churchy had second thoughts and manned up


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Kenya police: Kiwi not at wheel

Posted at 11:33am Monday 11th Feb, 2013
By Andrew Campbell

Updated: 3.40pm.

The claim that former Bethlehem College student David Fellows was driving the mini-van that crashed in Kenya killing four people is being refuted by Kenya Police.
 
One News reported in an interview with Kenya Police Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru last night that Kenya Police believe Christopher Mmata, the Kenyan man who died in the crash, was the driver of the mini-bus.

http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/38876-kenya-police-kiwi-not-at-wheel.html
 

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« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2013, 09:59:41 am »

Passenger's handbrake stunt 'stupid' - judge
 By Trevor Quinn of the Wairarapa Times Age
10:00 AM Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

A man has been convicted of careless driving causing injury, despite the fact he wasn't driving the car that crashed, injuring him and his mother.
 
Shane Carl Bell, 35, of Masterton, appeared in Masterton District Court this week and was sentenced to nine months' supervision and disqualified from driving for nine months for pulling on the handbrake while the car was moving.
 
Bell was a front seat passenger in a Mitsubishi travelling on Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, at 11.15pm on January 2.

He had been arguing with his mother, who was driving, and had asked her to pull over.
 
Police said the vehicle was travelling around 100km/h when Bell pulled on the handbrake, causing the car to swerve across the road, spin out of control and slide into a ditch.
 
Bell broke a collarbone and his mother sustained a cracked rib and bruising as a result.
 
Judge Chris Tuohy said he believed although Bell was in the passenger seat, by pulling on the handbrake he had "exerted control over the vehicle" and was, therefore, responsible for the car spinning out of control and crashing.
 
Prosecuting Sergeant Garry Wilson said that when Bell was asked by police to explain his actions, he said he pulled on the handbrake because he wanted his mother to stop the car and let him out.
 
Solicitor Virginia Pearson, who represented Bell, asked Judge Tuohy if a supervision sentence could be considered because Bell was due to start an eight-week Salvation Army bridge programme on March 23.
 
From the dock, Bell told Judge Tuohy he had cannabis and anger management issues he was hoping to address.
 
Ms Pearson said Bell accepted he caused the crash and was "deeply remorseful".
 
She said his relationship with his mother had improved significantly since the crash and although his mother had been unable to attend court, she was supporting him.
 
Bell pleaded guilty to careless driving causing injury after initially being charged with dangerous driving causing injury.
 
Judge Tuohy said he believed Bell's actions were foolish.
 
"What you did could be described as careless and dangerous driving," he said. "It was a deliberate and stupid action."
 
- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866556

...Bell was due to start an eight-week Salvation Army bridge programme on March 23. ... his relationship with his mother had improved significantly since the crash and although his mother had been unable to attend court, she was supporting him

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« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2013, 06:24:27 pm »


Bus crash driver failed breath test

By SAM BOYER - The Dominion Post | 4:22PM - Monday, 12 August 2013

BUS-TED: A bus driver who crashed a bus in Upper Hutt and failed a breath test has been taken to the police station. — COLIN WILLIAMS/Fairfax NZ.
BUS-TED: A bus driver who crashed a bus in Upper Hutt and failed a breath test has been taken to
the police station. — COLIN WILLIAMS/Fairfax NZ.


A DRIVER who crashed his bus into a fence with a passenger on board blew more than three times the legal limit when breath tested.

The Valley Flyer driver ran across a footpath in Forest Road, Pinehaven, and crashed into a fence about noon today.

Neither the driver nor the sole passenger suffered injuries in the accident, but the high blood-alcohol reading blown by the driver was alarming, Acting Senior Sergeant Nick Thom said.

"It's a very high fail. It was more than triple the limit."

"I've never had a bus driver that's blown anywhere near that amount. Or any [other] bus driver blow over the limit."

The driver would be charged with drink-driving while in control of a goods and services vehicle, Mr Thom said.

The bus was one of the smaller "link" buses in the Hutt Valley fleet, and was believed to have been shuttling between Pinehaven and Silverstream railway station.

Witness reports from people at the scene were that the driver appeared drunk, police said.

A preliminary breath test at the scene also confirmed the man was over the limit.

"My understanding is, he's remorseful," Mr Thom said.

Rachel Drew, Wellington chief operating officer for NZ Bus, which runs the Valley Flyer fleet, said it was too early to comment on the specifics of the case, but the company would conduct an internal investigation.

Additional drug and alcohol tests would be done on the driver this afternoon, at the company base.

"The safety of our passengers is paramount. He [the driver] will be taken back to our site for testing. We have a very strict drug and alcohol policy, and any breach will be taken with the utmost consideration."

"We will be undertaking a full investigation, and working with the cops."


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Peppermint penis causes panic on plane

A plane passenger who caused a flap on a plane after an incident involving peppermint oil and his penis has got off with no charge.

Stuart Ronald Clarke was cleared of indecent exposure in a US federal court on Friday when a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence that the Utah man had intended to display his penis on a flight in November last year, the Daily Mail reports.

The 49-year-old had claimed he had dabbed his forehead with peppermint oil at the airport in Amsterdam in a bid to alleviate a headache. ...


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« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2014, 08:55:58 am »



this DOES NOT belong in "Happy Landings"  but should perhaps appear in
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Pilot falls asleep while flying into Sydney

January 22, 2014, 4:01 pm Lesley Deverall Newstalk ZB


A businessman has fallen asleep while flying his Cessna into Sydney.

Australia correspondent Murray Olds told Newstalk ZB's Larry Williams the man nodded off after turning on his autopilot, and putting on some country music.

"He's then come flying down into Sydney airspace where he's still asleep, the plane's still on autopilot, at an altitude that is not allowed, and a number of commercial aircraft have to sort of avoid this bloke."
He finally woke up and landed safety - aviation authorities are now investigating.

http://nz.totaltravel.yahoo.com/news-opinions/news/a/-/20940813/pilot-falls-asleep-while-flying-into-sydney/

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Flights diverted after pilot Michael Cusato falls asleep on approach to Sydney
 
Date January 21, 2014


Joanne McCarthy


Tiredness, illness and country and western music are to blame after a solo pilot's 20-minute snooze during a flight to Sydney sparked a minor emergency and a serious air transport investigation.

Port Macquarie businessman and city councillor Michael Cusato was grounded after a sleep on September 1 last year that started shortly after he switched his Cessna 210 to auto-pilot and listened to country and western music on a flight from Port Macquarie to Bankstown airport.
 

When I realised where I was I was well into the flight paths of some of the jets.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report released this week said Mr Cusato failed to respond to numerous calls from air traffic controllers in Brisbane and Sydney from 4pm as he entered Williamtown airspace at 8500 feet.

Twenty minutes later he entered Sydney airspace north of Brooklyn Bridge without clearance, and several thousand feet higher than he should have been, prompting Brisbane Centre air traffic control to issue a safety alert that forced two inbound Sydney flights to fly higher than normal to keep sufficiently clear of the Cessna.

Sydney Approach air traffic control also put an air ambulance flight and a scheduled public transport flight on notice to maintain a visual lookout for the small plane.

The ATSB report noted air traffic controllers had "concerns as to the intentions of the pilot".
 
Pilotcartoon
Illustration: Cathy Wilcox.
Mr Cusato was blissfully unaware until he woke with a shock to realise he was in Sydney airspace with no memory of anything after receiving the clearance to enter Williamtown airspace.

"It freaked me out," Mr Cusato said.

"When I realised where I was I was well into the flight paths of some of the jets."

Mr Cusato, who has 3000 hours flying experience, began a descent to 2500 feet to regain his original flight path, and broadcast his position on the Warnervale common traffic advisory frequency in case the Cessna posed a risk to other traffic in the area.

During the descent he listened to Brisbane, Williamtown and Sydney frequencies and was relieved there did not appear to have been any issues over Williamtown airspace while he was sleeping.

The incident was immediately investigated by the ATSB, air traffic control and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

"I understand why they decided to ground me," Mr Cusato said.

"If they know a guy's fallen asleep then that obviously has to be investigated. It happened to me, and I never thought it would."

Medical tests including sleep apnoea and fatigue tests and a submission have been referred to CASA, which is assessing the material. Mr Cusato said he had had little sleep before he made the flight, and was feeling unwell.

"I was quite lucky I did get pinged in controlled airspace because I was being monitored. It was serious, and of course I am very lucky no one else was involved," he said.

Mr Cusato, a country and western music fan who was elected to Port Macquarie and Hastings Council in 2012, said he could not remember the song he was listening to when he nodded off.


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« Reply #144 on: February 16, 2014, 10:20:53 am »


The man on the right is the dumbfuck....


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A cartoon is the dumbfuck? Newsflash, cartoons are always doing silly things. Just look at Daffy Duck and Wiley Coyote.
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Train strikes car in Featherston

The Dominion Post | 3:22PM - Friday, 21 February 2014

FEATHERSTON

A TRAIN has struck a car in Featherston after a driver apparently overtook a stopped bus at a level crossing and zoomed onto the tracks.

The train has been stopped after it struck a car's tail end at about 2.10pm, Senior Sergeant Jymahl Glassey, of Wairarapa police, said.

No-one was injured in the incident, he added.

The driver had pulled up to the railway crossing at the intersection of Fox and Daniell streets and apparently thought a stopped bus was broken down, Mr Glassey said.

The driver appears to have overtaken the bus and driven out onto the tracks while red lights were flashing, and had almost got over the crossing when the train clipped it.

The train was undamaged but remained stopped on the tracks waiting for a new driver to get it moving again, in keeping with policy of switching drivers after a collision, police said.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wairarapa/9749660/Train-strikes-car-in-Featherston



The lads from Wellington who were involved in this collision tell me the driver was 86, and that the cops have cancelled his licence for good after they persuaded him to surrender his licence in return for not being busted for reckless driving.
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from the Wairarapa Times-Age....

Wairarapa freight train strikes car

By CHERIE TAYLOR and ANDREW BONALLACK | 6:00AM - Saturday, February 22, 2014

DAMAGED: The elderly driver of this car was lucky not to have been injured when his car was struck by a logging train at a crossing in Featherston yesterday. — Photo: LYNDA FERINGA.
DAMAGED: The elderly driver of this car was lucky not to have been injured when his car was struck
by a logging train at a crossing in Featherston yesterday. — Photo: LYNDA FERINGA.


AN ELDERLY DRIVER is lucky to be alive or not seriously injured after a logging train smashed into his car in Featherston.

The crash happened at the rail crossing on Fox Street just before 3pm yesterday when the driver of the car overtook a school bus waiting for the warning signals to stop.

The man was uninjured in the crash but his 2007 Toyota Opa was left with a broken rear window and extensively damaged on the left, rear panel and boot area.

Featherston School deputy principal Caroline Wilkins was in the bus bringing back a group of pupils from Featherston pool.

They were waiting on the west side of the tracks when the man overtook them to cross the line.

"This car came straight down Fox Street, and we were on a bit of an angle, he came around us."

"I could see our driver, stand up, looking worried."

The "hit" happened so suddenly most of the bus passengers didn't notice.

"Then people came running across, out of the fire station."

She said the driver got out of the car and did not look badly hurt.

"The back of the car had been hit, the window was smashed."

She said their children were "very well behaved" but quite excited.

"We had just been talking to them about stopping at crossings."

"We had just said, it would be breaking the law — and the next minute, someone had gone across."

"It was the perfect lesson for the kids."

Martinborough constable Jaco Pieterse said the elderly man was extremely shaken and very lucky he wasn't injured.

He confirmed the driver had overtaken a vehicle waiting to cross.

"The train has just clipped the side of the car ... he's a bit shaken and shocked."

He said in the five years he had worked in the region he hadn't heard of any accidents at the site of yesterday's crash before but not stopping for flashing warning signals at railway crossings was becoming a major concern.

"People take chances. It's such a dangerous thing to do."

No further information was available.


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