‘Cry­ing and scream­ing’ af­ter bus hits fam­ily

The Southland Times - - National News -

Two chil­dren and their par­ents were in­jured be­fore a bus ploughed into a shop on Auck­land’s North Shore. Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended the scene on the cor­ner of Birken­head Ave and Ham­mond Place around mid­day yes­ter­day. Nic­son’s Pet Shop owner Su­san Huang said a fam­ily of four – in­clud­ing two chil­dren – were in­jured. ‘‘The fam­ily were try­ing to cross the pedes­trian cross­ing when the bus came,’’ she said. Huang raced out­side when she heard a loud crash and saw the two chil­dren cry­ing and scream­ing. ‘‘Their dad was just ly­ing in the road.’’ Karen Gib­son, who was col­lect­ing for char­ity at the time, said she saw the bus go across the cross­ing and hit the peo­ple who were on it. A St John Am­bu­lance spokes­woman said four peo­ple had mod­er­ate in­juries and had been taken to hospi­tal.

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