Serious crash - Mt Wellington
Police are in attendance at a serious crash near the
intersection of Penrose and Barrack Roads, Mt
Police were called to the collision between
two vehicles at around 12.50pm.
Early indications are that
a person may have suffered a medical event and is in a
Penrose Road is currently closed
between Ruawai Road and Barrack Road, while the Serious
Crash Unit examines the
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