News from NZ Police
Early this morning at around 1:30am a vehicle travelling city-bound on Auckland’s Northern motorway crashed after losing control near the Constellation Drive on-ramp.
Emergency Services were called after the VW Golf vehicle was seen to swerve left and right before colliding with an armco railing.
The collision closed the city-bound lanes for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated by the Serious Crash Unit.
9 people, all teenagers and thought to live on the North Shore area, were in the vehicle at the time, including one male seated in the car’s boot. He was taken to Auckland hospital with potentially serious injuries, however this was later downgraded to minor.
The female driver and a front seat passenger were also taken to hospital for minor injury.
It is thought the occupants had been attending a party on the Shore before travelling towards the city when the accident occurred.
Senior Constable Karl Bevin believes all the occupants were extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.
Police are continuing their enquiries and are keen to speak with the driver of a white taxi with a blue roof light that paused momentarily at the scene when the crash occurred.
Senior Constable Bevin believes the taxi driver witnessed the driver’s behaviour and the subsequent crash, and believes the taxi driver is a very integral witness in this matter.
He seeks the driver to come forward and speak to Police to assist them in their enquiries.
Any details please phone the Serious Crash Unit (09) 481-0307.