Please attribute to Inspector Steve Clark, Auckland City East Area Commander
Police are warning against the dangers of window washing and the risks associated with this illegal activity, following a fatal road accident involving a window washer in Greenlane.
A 16-year-old male window washer was struck by a vehicle on Great South Road on 27th November and received critical injuries.
The teenager was jogging across the road and looking in the opposite direction before he was hit by a vehicle.
Sadly, he died of his injuries at Auckland Hospital yesterday.
Police’s sympathies are with his family.
Auckland City East Area Commander Steve Clark says this tragic incident serves as a reminder of the warning of the dangers associated with partaking in this unlawful activity.
“This is a very dangerous activity, which can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences, as pedestrians risk their safety by crossing in front and around of moving vehicles.
“Since September, window washing is a traffic offence and those found to be unlawfully washing or offering to wash a vehicle on the road, which was not legally parked, could be liable to a $150 fine,” says Inspector Clark.
If you notice anyone partaking in this activity, we encourage you to report it to police.
Nick Baker/NZ Police