Backpack Dragged By Truck


A terrible story today about a pedestrian’s backpack which got caught by a passing truckie.

A 60 year old Lower Hutt woman was standing on the edge of the road on the Hebden where it exits on to State Highway Two when she was hit by a truck and trailer unit.
While standing on the edge of the road,  a white coloured truck and trailer unit  headed to go south on SH2 but during the turn, the truck or trailer has hooked onto the females backpack and dragged her a short distance before she feel free.

The woman suffered serious injuries and is currently undergoing surgery at Hutt Hospital.

It is possible that the truck driver did not realise that his vehicle had struck the female as he did not stop.

Another motorist in a blue coloured truck (with a digger on the back) arrived on the scene and attended to the female.  This person left before police arrived and police would like to speak to this person.  He is possible called Shane.

A second motorist also arrived and later drove the female to Hutt Hospital before Emergency Services were advised.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.  They especially want to speak to Shane who was driving the blue coloured truck.  Can any witnesses please contact the Lower Hutt Road Policing Group on 04 5602606 and leave their details.





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