Four teenage girls were allegedly fighting and knocking over
tables at an Auckland cafe shortly before they were
critically injured in a crash following a one-minute police
The girls, two aged 16 and two aged 17, had to be cut from
the car after it hit a concrete median strip and lost control
before crashing into a concrete block wall on Kepa Rd late
Police said the pursuit lasted about one minute.
It came after police received multiple calls about the
behaviour of a group of girls in and around a coffee shop in
Mission Bay about 11pm.
Inspector Andy Brill of police northern communications said
there were reports of disorder and fighting.
"There was a fair bit of uproar down in the Mission Bay area
with these people earlier on," he said.
"They were fighting in there, knocking over tables and
carrying on. There was all sorts of bedlam going on."
Auckland police District Commander Superintendent Michael
Clement said a police patrol located the car the girls were
in and established it had been stolen from Green Bay on
Police tried to stop the car as it left Paritai Drive but the
driver immediately accelerated and drove up Kepa Rd.
All four occupants suffered critical injuries in the crash
and had to be cut from the car.
They were taken to Auckland Hospital.
Mr Clement said next of kin had been told and were now at the
Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and
will notify the Independent Police Conduct Authority this
They are seeking witnesses to the behaviour in Mission Bay
and the driver's behaviour as the vehicle was driven from
Tamaki Drive, up Ngapipi Rd and on to Kepa Road.