Hit-and-run man making good progress, out of ICU

CRITICALLY injured Gisborne bus driver Peter Horne has been moved out of intensive care at Waikato Hospital as he continues to show good signs of recovery from his injuries.

Mr Horne, aged 65, was one of two Go Bus drivers struck by a Holden Commodore sedan as they went on a fitness walk along Centennial Marine Drive last Wednesday morning.

His companion, 67, remains in a stable condition in a general ward in Gisborne Hospital.

“Mr Horne has been moved from ICU to our high dependency unit,” a Waikato Hospital spokeswoman said this morning. His condition is now listed as being serious but stable.”

Mr Horne’s son Michael told the New Zealand Herald his father was “miles better” than last Wednesday.

“Dad is now stable and has briefly woken.

“They have repaired all the internal bleeding and they took him off the ventilator, so he’s breathing by himself.”

A Givealittle page set up for Mr Horne by Go Bus on Saturday has so far raised just under $1800.

Close to 40 people have donated to the appeal.

The link for the Givealittle Page is https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/critically-injured-in-hit-and-run

Mr Horne’s son said his father had been clocking up the miles in the Go Bus fitness challenge in a bid to lose weight for a family wedding in Northland in two weeks, when he and his companion were struck in last week’s hit and run.

“We are very frustrated that Dad was left there on the road. That is what has got us really cut up.”

Police continue to try to locate the silver-coloured Holden Commodore that struck the two men.

Anyone with information should contact police on 869 0200 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CRITICALLY injured Gisborne bus driver Peter Horne has been moved out of intensive care at Waikato Hospital as he continues to show good signs of recovery from his injuries.

Mr Horne, aged 65, was one of two Go Bus drivers struck by a Holden Commodore sedan as they went on a fitness walk along Centennial Marine Drive last Wednesday morning.

His companion, 67, remains in a stable condition in a general ward in Gisborne Hospital.

“Mr Horne has been moved from ICU to our high dependency unit,” a Waikato Hospital spokeswoman said this morning. His condition is now listed as being serious but stable.”

Mr Horne’s son Michael told the New Zealand Herald his father was “miles better” than last Wednesday.

“Dad is now stable and has briefly woken.

“They have repaired all the internal bleeding and they took him off the ventilator, so he’s breathing by himself.”

A Givealittle page set up for Mr Horne by Go Bus on Saturday has so far raised just under $1800.

Close to 40 people have donated to the appeal.

The link for the Givealittle Page is https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/critically-injured-in-hit-and-run

Mr Horne’s son said his father had been clocking up the miles in the Go Bus fitness challenge in a bid to lose weight for a family wedding in Northland in two weeks, when he and his companion were struck in last week’s hit and run.

“We are very frustrated that Dad was left there on the road. That is what has got us really cut up.”

Police continue to try to locate the silver-coloured Holden Commodore that struck the two men.

Anyone with information should contact police on 869 0200 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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