Hit and Run Crash Closes Northwestern Motorway - Waitakere
Hit and Run Crash Closes Northwestern Motorway -
The City bound lanes of the North
Western Motorway are currently closed between Lincoln Road
and Te Atatu following a hit and run crash.
At about 4 am
a Silver Subaru car spun out in the City bound lanes and
collided with another car.
Following the crash the
Subaru left the scene travelling in the wrong direction on
the motorway and was last seen by CCTV cameras leaving the
motorway at Lincoln Road.
The driver of the other car
involved in the collision, a pregnant woman, has been taken
to hospital with serious injuries.
The Serious Crash unit
and Waitemata CIB are investigating the
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