Four people - including a young child - have been taken to
hospital following a collision between a car and fire truck
in Auckland this afternoon.
Emergency services said the crash occurred at about 3.30pm,
on the corner of Belgium Road and East Street in Pukekohe.
Ambulance Northern communications team leader Norm Ngatai
confirmed one person had serious injuries.
Three others, including "a young child" had been moderately
They were all taken to Middlemore Hospital, Mr Ngatai said.
Police said the four injured people were travelling in the
car, and had to be extracted following the collision.
"The fire appliance was en-route to an emergency call when
the crash occurred.
"The police serious crash unit are investigating," police
Pukekohe East Road and East Street would remained closed
until the crash site was clear and a scene examination had
been completed, police said.
Drivers should avoid the area if possible.