Crash prompts fears

MARYKE PENMAN
Last updated 08:39 23/12/2013
Bayswater

CRASH HOTSPOT: A motorcyclist was thrown 25 metres through the air after crashing into this fence bordering a Bayswater Ave home.

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Parents living on a busy road are terrified for the safety of their children after yet another serious crash.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was flung around 25 metres on to the front lawn of a Bayswater Ave property.

The 38-year-old man was travelling down the road towards the ferry terminal when he lost control of his Kawasaki bike and crashed through Stephanie Brosnan's fence at around 9pm on December 12.

The mother of three says the crash demolished part of the fence bordering the footpath and the motorcyclist landed in the neighbouring property.

He was rushed to Auckland Hospital with life threatening injuries, although he was in a conscious state and responding to questions.

Waitemata police spokeswoman Beth Bates says it is too early to say whether any charges will be laid.

It is not the first time residents have witnessed a serious crash in the area, Mrs Brosnan says.

Her family has seen several car accidents and dozens of near misses in seven years living on Bayswater Ave.

"Within this group of houses everybody's got a story. Our neighbour had a car upturned on her front lawn and we saw another guy wrap himself around a power pole.

" I think it is the long, straight road with the slight bend. If you don't know the road you can get yourself into trouble."

Parents and staff of Bayswater Primary School have long held concerns about the speed of motorists along the street. A raised pedestrian crossing has since been installed outside the school.

"There is a kindergarten not far from here and walking school buses go up and down the footpath in the mornings and afternoons. It is a real issue. It's just a matter of time before it's one our kids that gets hurt," Mrs Brosnan says.

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