A Wellington pedestrian hit by a car has been discharged, others remain in intensive care
KEVIN STENT / Stuff
St Mary’s Street was cordoned off by officers as they surveyed and photographed the scene on Wednesday evening. (File photo)
One of two pedestrians hit by a vehicle in the Wellington suburb of Thorndon last week remains in serious condition, while the other has been dismissed.
The first patient was initially in critical condition, following the crash at St Mary St in Thorndon at around 6.50pm last Wednesday.
Their condition has since become serious. They remain in intensive care.
The other person had been released after being taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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Things understands the couple were crossing at St Mary St when the two were hit by a large ute, which was turning right from Tinakori Rd.
On Monday, a police spokesman said no charges had been laid at this stage. Investigations into the crash were ongoing and are expected to take some time.
A resident who walked and drove through Thorndon regularly said there was a lack of crosswalks in the area and it was often difficult to see pedestrians.
“When I drive home, it’s really hard to see people, especially when it’s raining and it’s dark,” the woman, who declined to be named, said Thursday morning.
Another local, Courtney MacDonald, said the area has always been particularly busy and she believes there is a national road safety issue.
“I think there’s a problem across the country with sharing our roads,” MacDonald said.
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