Mooroopna's Mark Ahmat is on the mend after surviving a serious crash earlier this year.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 11, 2014 3:47am
While Mooroopna’s Mark Ahmat lay crushed beneath the wreckage of an overturned garbage truck, with two broken legs and part of the truck door poking 3
Mr Ahmat, 22, was travelling on the Shepparton-Euroa Rd on May 27 when his truck swerved and skidded in wet gravel on the side of the road.
As the truck hurtled into a nearby field, Mr Ahmat was partially thrown through the window.
It rolled while his body was still in the carriage and when it landed he became trapped beneath the twisted wreckage.
Mr Ahmat suffered five broken ribs, two collapsed lungs, two broken legs, compression fractures to his spine, a broken nose, and a deep wound to his chest from the truck door that lodged itself 1
His partner Kim McKnight said the first person on scene was a local woman named Evelyn, who was travelling behind Mr Ahmat’s garbage truck when the accident occurred.
‘‘Evelyn stayed with him and held his hand, she took off her cardigan to keep him warm and kept him awake,’’ Ms McKnight, 27, said.
‘‘The whole time, Mark was just talking about his sons. They were what was keeping him going.’’
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Race two of Kyabram’s Harness Racing meet, held at Echuca on Sunday evening, was declared a no-race when the Michael Bellman-driven Never Look Back fell with about 800m remaining.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
Heathcote police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Anzac Day.
Cobram Barooga locals are being asked to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Australian Cancer Council.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.