Seven girls under the age of 10 have been injured in a
three-car crash in Auckland which police believe was caused
by a drink-driver.
Police are at the scene of the three-car crash on State
Highway 20, near the Massey Rd East off-ramp in South
Auckland this afternoon.
It was believed a drink-driver rear-ended two other vehicles
carrying eight young girls in total, police said.
One of the vehicles had five female children between the ages
of 2 and 10 years in it who received moderate injuries.
"The other vehicle had three female children aged 2, 8 and 10
in it. The 10- and 8-year-old females from this vehicle have
been transferred to Middlemore Hospital with extensive
injuries," police said in a statement.
Police said it was a miracle, given the age of the children
and the circumstances, that no one was killed.