Man hurt in crash
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.