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