One person has been seriously injured after a car left the
road and crashed on train tracks south of Auckland this
Police northern communications shift inspector Tony Edwards
said emergency services were called at 7.25pm to the crash in
Glenbrook, near Waiuku.
"One person was trapped in the vehicle. One car has left the
road and crashed into the tracks," he said.
The person was seriously injured and flown to Middlemore
Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Mr Edwards said.
The police serious crash unit are investigating the incident.
Neighbours heard the ute go over the bridge and rushed to the
male driver, who was alone in the vehicle.
"We heard it happened, it went over with a heck of a bang,"
said a neighbour who did not want to be named. "He went over
the bridge next to the train lines."
She said the drop was as high as a house and the man's car
was extensively damaged, and landed 1.5m from the train line.
The woman's husband rushed to the man while she called 111.
"He was alive, but pretty dopey. They had to cut the roof off
and the door off to get him out."
St John ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter were at the
scene until 8.30pm.
Train authorities had been notified.