Case 3: Featured Case - Chapel Road Hit & Run, Flat Bush, Auckland

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Case 3: Featured Case - Chapel Road Hit & Run, Flat Bush, Auckland

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  • Case 3: Featured Case - Chapel Road Hit & Run, Flat Bush, Auckland
  • Case 3: Featured Case - Chapel Road Hit & Run, Flat Bush, Auckland

Ten 7 Aotearoa, Episode

20
22nd September 2022

At approximately 3am on Sunday, 3rd July, a man was driving with his family on Chapel Road. He pulled over to get something out from under his seat. The road was not busy and well-lit where he had pulled over, believing it to be in a safe position. While kneeling to retrieve the item another vehicle travelling down Chapel Road has struck the victim and his vehicle.

The impact folded the victim’s driver side door right back against the bonnet. The suspect vehicle has continued down the road.  The victim’s shocked partner starts to run after it heading south on Chapel Road, but unfortunately it disappeared before she can get the registration.

The woman returned to her injured partner who is on the ground and rendered first aid, helped by people from nearby houses and a 111 call made.

This victim was hospitalised for two weeks, has had several surgeries to both his legs, is looking at three months in a wheelchair before he can start learning to walk again using crutches. The physical, financial and psychological effect on the victim and his family is huge.

It's clear from CCTV footage that there may have been other factors on why the driver didn’t stop, but this shouldn't deter them from coming forward now and letting the victim and his family know why this happened.

There are images of the suspect vehicle and Police appealing for anyone who recognises it or saw that it was damaged after the 3rd of July to get in touch. The victim's vehicle sustained significant damage, so the offending vehicle will have damage too. You may know who drives it, worked on repairs or seen it in the Botany area.

This incident only lasted a few seconds, but its impact on the victim and his family is long lasting.

If can help, call now on 0800 107 INFO or contact the case officer here.