Bus col­li­sion fa­tal

Sunday Star-Times - - News -

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.

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