Seven hurt, one se­ri­ously, when car rolls at Muri­wai beach

Herald on Sunday - - THIS WEEK - Alice Pea­cock

Seven peo­ple in­clud­ing a teenager and a child were in­jured af­ter a ve­hi­cle rolled at a beach on Auck­land’s west coast yes­ter­day.

A fe­male in her teens was in Auck­land City Hospi­tal with se­ri­ous chest in­juries, while two of the group were mod­er­ately in­jured.

One pa­tient is a child, and has been flown to Star­ship chil­dren’s hospi­tal.

All three pa­tients were flown to hospi­tal by the Auck­land West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter, which ar­rived at the scene around 4.45pm.

Four other peo­ple were trans­ported to hospi­tal by am­bu­lance, and were suf­fer­ing mi­nor in­juries.

The ve­hi­cle was be­lieved to have rolled just be­fore 4.25pm on the main stretch of the beach.

A crew from the North­land Emer­gency Ser­vices Trust also as­sisted at the scene.

Muri­wai was the most com­mon lo­ca­tion for call outs at­tended by the emer­gency he­li­copter ser­vice an Auck­land Res­cue He­li­copter Trust spokesman said.

In Septem­ber 2015, four men died when the Mit­subishi Pajero they were trav­el­ling in rolled, throw­ing the oc­cu­pants on to the beach.

Imad Dib, 31, Dil­preet Singh, 32, and Syed Haris Jafri, 29, had been work­ing at Queens Aca­demic since 2014 and were at Muri­wai with one other friend when the crash hap­pened.

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