FOUR INJURED IN CRASH
A teenage girl was taken to hospital after a car crashed through a rock wall and into the sea in east Auckland on Sunday morning. The car was approaching a sharp corner at speed in the early hours when it lost control, left the road and rolled 30 metres into the sea close to the seaside suburb of Mission Bay. There were four passengers in the car, which came to a stop on its wheels in the water. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Tamaki Drive at about 12.30am on Sunday. Three others in the car were in a moderate condition. The teenage girl was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.
WOMAN STILL CRITICAL
A 62-year-old woman is still in a critical condition after being hit by a car on Tamaki Drive on Monday last week. She had been out walking her dogs, near the Kohimarama Yacht Club, when a car hit her while she was walking on the footpath around 6.15pm. One of her dogs was killed in the incident. More than 30,000 people travel through the Tamaki Drive-ngapipi Rd intersection every day. In 2016 it was rated the fourth most hazardous intersection in Auckland, and ranked 10th out of 100 high risk intersections across the country. New Zealand Transport Agency figures showed in the past five years, 21 crashes have been recorded at the intersection.
MORE TRAIN SECURITY
Auckland Transport (AT) plans to employ more transport officers for trains. It currently has 168 train managers, who will be replaced with more than 200 transport officers, who will have the power to issue infringements, deal with any anti-social behaviour and help commuters.transport officers were being recruited as part of the SAFE programme which would increase passenger security and safety on trains and at rail stations. AT metro operations group manager Brendon Main said with the number of rail passenger journeys at a record high 20 million a year, more transport officers were needed. The first group of transport officers would be on the job from November.