Hunt still on for driver after city hit-and-run
Police are still looking for the driver who nearly killed a student in a hitandin the city last week.
The incident happened while police were chasing a stolen vehicle in the city about 12.30am last Tuesday.
Korean student Taijin Choi was mowed down by the stolen car while crossing Mayoral Drive and is still in hospital with serious injuries, including head and internal injuries.
A man on surveillance footage at the Symonds St bar Cafe 223 at midnight was later seen running through the lower city, including Britomart Place, Galway St, Commerce St and Tyler St, minutes after the hit-and-run.
Police believe the Cafe 223 patron was the driver of the stolen vehicle and want to hear from anyone who spoke to him or saw him.
Detective senior sergeant Mark McHattie says witnesses say a man fitting the description was asking members of the public for a lift out of the city or to help him hide from police.
“Anyone who has spoken with or assisted this man should contact us so we can track him down,” Mr McHattie says.
“Mr Choi’s father is understandably distressed after having seen his son’s injuries, and is appealing for assistance to find the driver.”
The man was wearing a black tshirt with a white logo or writing on the front.
He has very short hair and is about 1.8 metres tall.
Report information to the Auckland city criminal investigation branch on 302-6400.