Serious crash, Auckland Central
Emergency services are attending the scene of a crash at
the intersection of Victoria Street West and Queen
Police received a report around 10:05pm that a
pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a
The pedestrian has sustained serious injuries.
road is blocked and diversions are in place on Victoria
Street West and Albert Street, and Queen Street and Durham
The road is expected to be closed for some time
and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Crash Unit will examine the scene.
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