The police say the driver of a car that crashed into a house in Naenae on Friday night was just 16 years old and had only a learner’s licence.
Two men were hurt, one seriously, and three passengers fled the scene after their vehicle failed to take a corner and ploughed into a brick house in the suburb of Naenae.
Mary Boyle was alone in the house at the time when she heard tyres screeching, and a huge crash. It felt like an earthquake, she says, but luckily she was unharmed.
She says her granddaughter Caitlin, aged five, sometimes stays in the room where the car hit, but was not there at the time.
The police are waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test before deciding whether to lay charges against the driver.
The house was structurally damaged.
via NZ Police
Last night around 9.30pm as we reported via Twitter a car crashed into a house on the corner of Naenae Road and Gibson Crescent.
A Toyota Corrolla sedan had lost control (apparently from burnouts) and hit the front of a brick house causing structual damage.
No one in the house was injured. Of the two male passengers, one has suffered moderate injuries while the driver had to be cut out from the car. It is reported that he has serious but not life threatening injuries.
The area around the incident was closed for several hours as the accident was investigated.
A serious car accident occurred last night involving three cars at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Fairway Drive, Avalon. Six people were taken to hospital, one serious.
Emergency services attended the crash which occurred about 7pm. As a result of the accident the Kennedy Good Bridge remained closed till about 10pm, as the Police conducted an accident investigation.
Police are also seeking witnesses to the accident. Please call Detective Sergeant Steve Harwood at the Lower Hutt police station on 560-2674, if you can help.
Lower Hutt police said they received a call at 1.00pm after a passerby spotted a car with a man sitting on its roof in the harbour just north of Eastbourne.
A white Nissan Cefiro stationwagon had fallen more than two metres on to rocks near Days Bay Eastbourne.
The crash was caused by driver inattention and speed was not a factor.
The driver, in his 40s, was heading north along Marine Drive when he was distracted and his car left the road at a point before Days Bay. The driver got out of the upturned car himself with only a small cut or bruise on his face, and it is likely he will face charges.
A car rolled on the Wainuiomata Hill road at approximately 12 o’clock. The accident was believed to be caused by a diesel spill on the road. Traffic was held up at the time, but is now clear following the accident scene been cleared by Police.
At this stage no serious injuries have been reported.