Serious crash near Waiuku

One person has been seriously injured after a car left the road and crashed on train tracks south of Auckland this evening.

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.

 

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