North Shore crash: Man fights for life

UPDATED 1:56 PM Saturday Jun 29, 2013

Crash victim fights for life

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being trapped under a car following a crash in the Auckland suburb of Devonport early today.

Five young people were injured – one critically – this morning when a car smashed into a power pole on Lake Road at about 4am.

The seriously injured man was trapped under the car and had to be extricated from the vehicle, a Fire Service spokesman said. Four other people were injured.

“The person who was trapped was in a bad way and taken immediately to hospital by ambulance after being freed,” the spokesman added.

Inspector Andy Brill of Auckland police said the injured person had been in a critical condition when freed from the wreckage.

“The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating, and there is no further information at this stage” he added.

A neighbour who rushed to the scene said the crash woke up nearby residents.

“We were woken just after 4am by a loud bang,” the neighbour said.

“About five youngsters had been inside and one of them was still in the back seat with his arm hanging out of the window.”

 

The New Zealand Herald

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