Car hits fire sta­tion

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - JARED NI­COLL

‘‘They pulled a guy out of the pas­sen­ger side ... he just lay on the ground for the long­est time.’’

Two men have been hos­pi­talised af­ter a car crashed into Porirua Fire Sta­tion and head-on into a fire truck.

Po­lice were called to the sta­tion on Mun­gavin Ave shortly be­fore 2pm on Mon­day last week af­ter a Honda Ac­cord smashed through the front of a roller-door and into a truck parked just be­hind it.

Welling­ton Free Am­bu­lance spokes­woman Di Liv­ingston said three men, aged in their mid-to­late 20s, were in the car.

One suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries while an­other suf­fered mod­er­ate in­juries. Both were taken to Welling­ton Hospi­tal. The third man had only mi­nor in­juries.

A wit­ness work­ing nearby heard a bang as the car smashed into the sta­tion.

One of his cus­tomers said the car went straight across the busy round­about where Mun­gavin Ave and Cham­pion St in­ter­sect, be­fore hit­ting the sta­tion, the wit­ness said.

‘‘Next I saw fire­fight­ers come to see what’s wrong ... they pulled a guy out of the pas­sen­ger side ... he just lay on the ground for the long­est time.’’

A Fire Ser­vice spokesman said none of the fire fighters who were in the sta­tion at the time were in­jured.

A po­lice spokes­woman said the ve­hi­cle had been towed from the scene.

JARED NI­COLL

Fire­fight­ers check the dam­age af­ter a Honda Ac­cord smashed into the front of Porirua’s fire sta­tion.

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