A woman and three children have been rushed to hospital after
their car collided with a train at a level crossing this
The woman and one child are said to be seriously injured,
while two other children sustained moderate injuries in the
crash in Taupaki, north-west Auckland.
All have been taken to Auckland City Hospital, police said.
The incident occurred on Taupaki Rd, between Waitakere Rd and
Amreins Rd, near Waitakere Village, shortly after 10am.
The woman was the driver of the car and the children were
A Kiwirail spokeswoman confirmed the train was one of its
freight trains, travelling northbound from Auckland to
There is no barrier at that level crossing, however, lights
were flashing and bells were ringing at the time of the
collision, she said. A witness also confirmed this to police.
The train driver was not injured.
The Waitemata police serious crash unit is investigating in
conjunction with KiwiRail.