Woman badly hurt after crash
Firefighters used the jaws of life to free a woman from her mangled car after it crashed through the front of a pharmacy on Auckland's North Shore this morning.
The woman was driving along Lake Rd about 5.45am when she appeared to lose control ploughing through the glass shopfront, witnesses say.
Firefighters cut the roof from the black four-door car outside Hauraki Corner Pharmacy.
The woman was rushed to Auckland Hospital in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.
It has been reported the vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest over the footpath.
Pharmacy owner Anne-Marie Reidy was alerted to the crash when her store alarm went off.
"No-one was in the shop at the time and, thank goodness, no-one was on the footpath."
The shopfront was being repaired as Reidy spoke.
"They have come out straightaway which is fantastic.
"We need to be secure by tonight ... But my main concern is for that poor lady, we're all hoping she will be OK."
The pharmacy was open for business, Reidy said.
Traffic diversions were in place while police and firefighters worked to clear the scene.
- (Live Matches)
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