Man hurt in crash

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A man was in­jured after a BMW went down a steep bank in west Auck­land.

North­ern Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­tre shift man­ager Me­gan Ruru said the Fire Ser­vice was called to the ac­ci­dent on June 27 at 2.14pm.

A car had gone off the road on Scenic Drive near Wa­iatarua.

It had come to rest 15 me­tres down a ‘‘45 de­gree’’ bank with one per­son in­side it, Ruru said.

The road is wind­ing one that works its way along the ranges, with a num­ber of sharp cor­ners.

Two fire trucks at­tended the crash.

A para­medic was on the scene be­fore an am­bu­lance ar­rived, Ruru said.

The pa­tient had been taken out of the car, put on a stretcher and pulled up to the road.

Ti­ti­rangi Sta­tion Of­fi­cer Ken Man­der­son said a man had been trans­ported to hospi­tal with mi­nor injuries.

The car door was able to be opened and the driver was res­cued us­ing a bas­ket, he said.

Con­sta­ble Stephen Guo said the driver was a male Cau­casian be­lieved to be in his early 20s.

The driver was at first un­con­scious.

But he had re­gained con­scious­ness by the time he was res­cued from the car, Guo said.

He was ear­lier be­lieved by the Fire Ser­vice to be se­ri­ously in­jured, but this was later down­graded.

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