Car V Pedestrian now Fatal
Pedestrian now Fatal
The elderly woman pedestrian
struck by a car at Waimauku earlier today has died in
The crash happened at 9.15 this morning as the
woman was seen trying to cross SH16 at the intersection with
Muriwai Road. The vehicle involved, a Holden Commodore, was
travelling towards Helensville.
Neighbours of the woman,
who is believed to have lived locally, were with her before
she was transported by ambulance to Auckland Hospital and
next-of-kin have been informed.
SH16 was reduced to one
lane as Serious Crash investigators conducted a scene
examination and spoke to witnesses including the driver of
The woman's name will not be released until
NOK have had the opportunity to notify their wider
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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