Bus collision fatal
A man in his 20s has died and another has been critically injured after a bus and a car crashed in central Auckland. Police said it appeared the driver, who died at the scene, crossed the centre line, and speed was a factor. Two people trapped in the car were freed by firefighters. The crash occured in Meadowbank around 11.30am. St John Ambulance said one person was taken to hospital in a serious condition, and others suffered minor injuries. A witness said the bus driver appeared shaken. The passengers included young children, and paramedics praised a mother who kept them calm.