Car hits child­care cen­tre

Kapi-Mana News - - WHAT’S ON - JESSY ED­WARDS

Chil­dren at a Tawa early child­hood cen­tre had a nar­row es­cape when a car crashed into its fence dur­ing a peak-hour ac­ci­dent last Tues­day.

A 70-year-old woman was taken to hos­pi­tal in a neck brace af­ter her car was clipped and flew up a bank into the fence in Tawa about 8.30am.

Paora Te Pue was at the cor­ner of Main Rd and Sun­rise Blvd when he saw the woman’s metal­lic green Mazda fly up a bank, smash down signs, hit the fence of the Kin­der­care, and roll back down.

‘‘I was so sure the car was go­ing to plunge straight into the kindy,’’ he said.

He phoned emer­gency ser­vices, which was forced to cut the woman from the car.

‘‘It was hor­ri­ble. She was dan­gling out the side and they had to cut the roof off.

‘‘They put her straight on a stretcher, but she seemed shaken.

‘‘At the kindy, tod­dlers peered through the gap in the fence where a hedge had been torn down by the car.

De­bris, in­clud­ing a wing mir­ror, lay strewn on the bank.

Tawa fire sta­tion of­fi­cer Mark Os­borne said when fire fight­ers ar­rived, the car was up against the curb on its side.

They were forced to cut off the car’s roof flap us­ing hy­draulic tools so paramedics could reach the woman.

Fire­fight­ers had to cut the roof off a crashed car in Tawa af­ter a woman was left trapped inside.

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