UPDATE: Serious crash in Taita, Lower Hutt

UPDATE: Serious crash in Taita, Lower Hutt

Wellington

Contrary to initial reports, only one person was taken to hospital after a serious crash in Taita, Lower Hutt, on Saturday night. 

Shortly before the crash, which involved two cars and occurred after 8pm on High Street, Police had tried to stop one of the vehicles involved but the driver failed to stop. The fleeing driver subsequently collided with another car.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and, as is standard procedure, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been advised. 

ENDS
Issued by Police Media Centre