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Assisting at a road accident (2nd of 3)

Assisting at a road accident

Firefighters are frequently called to motor accidents such as this one in Hawke’s Bay in late 2006. A van and a four-wheel drive 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 29 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010