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