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Assisting at a road accident (2nd of 3)

Assisting at a road accident

Firefighters are frequently called to motor vehicle accidents such as this one in Hawke’s Bay in 2006. A van and a four-wheel drive vehicle collided at an intersection, killing one passenger in the van, and seriously injuring another passenger and the driver. Firefighters had the grisly task of cutting free the dead passenger.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Modern fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010