Police are looking an Auckland Harbour Bridge hit and run driver after crash flipped automotive


An Auckland driver feared he was about to careen off the Auckland Harbour Bridge after being hit and flipped by a four-wheel-drive.

Police are nonetheless trying to find the motive force of the four-wheel-drive after they did not cease on the crash, which came about within the early hours of February 5.

The crash sufferer mentioned he had been driving north over the bridge and chatting together with his spouse when the four-wheel-drive out of the blue veered into their lane from the fitting.

Police are urging the driver of this silver four-wheel-drive to come forward. Photo / Police
Police are urging the motive force of this silver four-wheel-drive to come back ahead. Picture / Police

My spouse “shouted and mentioned ‘it may hit us’,” he advised the Police Ten 7 tv present final night time.

CCTV footage confirmed the affect sending the couple’s automotive swerving uncontrolled in direction of the bridge’s boundaries, earlier than ricocheting and flipping on to its facet.

“My largest fear was that the barrier was not going to carry us,” the person mentioned.

“We went over the left lane, hit the barrier and toppled over to 1 facet.”

The crash left the person with damaged ribs and bruising, whereas his spouse broke her hand and foot and fractured her ribs and eight vertebrae.

Appearing Sergeant Warwick Lyes advised Police Ten 7 the girl “genuinely believed proper then that she was going to die”.

On prime of her bodily accidents, she is now additionally terrified of being on the street.

Police believe the hit and run driver was in a car similar to this. Photo / Supplied
Police imagine the hit and run driver was in a automotive much like this. Picture / Equipped

Her husband mentioned that greater than something, his spouse felt very dissatisfied the opposite driver hadn’t stopped.

“The individual driving would have recognized they hit one thing,” he mentioned.

“They might have simply stopped to see how we have been. So far as I am involved, the motive force ought to have are available, and simply come and speak to us and express regret.”

Lyes mentioned CCTV confirmed the opposite automotive showing to make a final minute choice to veer between lanes on the bridge.

“I do not imagine it is something to do with street rage or something untoward like that,” he mentioned.

However as soon as the crash occurred, the automotive manoeuvred across the couple’s flipped automotive and continued alongside the bridge.

CCTV captured the moment a car careened into the Harbour Bridge barriers after being bumped by another vehicle. Photo / Supplied
CCTV captured the second a automotive careened into the Harbour Bridge boundaries after being bumped by one other car. Picture / Equipped

“There might have been some adrenaline, they could have been shocked, however they didn’t cease,” Lyes mentioned.

The hit-and-run was in a silver or gentle colored four-wheel-drive with roof rails and a doable sunroof, police mentioned.

It may presumably be an older mannequin Toyota Land Cruiser.

Police urge the motive force or anybody who might have seen a automotive much like the one described with injury to its left facet to contact them.

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