Two crashes hit road

16:00, Jan 08 2014
EMERGENCY RESCUE: Firefighters and paramedics work to rescue two people from a car that crashed on to a fence on Rosebank Rd.

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries after a car spun and flipped on to a residential fence on Rosebank Rd, Avondale.

A nurse who ran to help says she was left shaken by the incident - the second accident to hit the street in 10 days.

Emergency services were called to Tuesday's car accident at 5.35pm.

Police officer in charge King Sun says a silver Ford Falcon carrying two occupants was travelling east bound on Rosebank Rd.

Witnesses saw the car cut the corner too short and spin several times, he says.

The vehicle hit the curb, flipped and landed on someone's fence.


Mr Sun says the driver may not have been wearing a seat belt because he landed in the back seat.

He says the driver and passenger were taken to Auckland Hospital with serious injuries.

Witness Hilda Ram heard the loud bang as the car hit the fence just two houses down from where she lived.

"I was in the kitchen at the front of the house and saw a grey car. Within seconds it was angled and I heard a big bang."

She ran to the accident scene while on the phone to emergency services.

"Oil was leaking out and I saw two people.

"They were calling for help. I tried to be strong. I've been a nurse for seven years so I'm used to blood and wounds but I was very shaken when I heard the big bang."

Ms Ram's front concrete fence was knocked down last Sunday after a Mitsubishi van drove through it at high speed.

The house where the car crashed yesterday is for sale and it was believed no-one was in the house at the time of the accident.

Western Leader