Spectre of drink driving looms over another crash

Last updated 05:00 14/01/2014

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car accident on Rosebank Rd, Avondale on Tuesday which hospitalised the two occupants.

Police officer in charge King Sun says the 20-year-old male driver admitted to having drunk alcohol and is likely to face criminal charges.

The passenger is also a 20-year-old male.

A silver Ford Falcon carrying the two occupants was travelling east bound on Rosebank Rd about 5.30pm.

Witnesses saw the car cut the corner too short and spin several times, before hitting the curb, flipping and landing on a fence.

Mr King says Tuesday crash is the fourth accident at the set of traffic lights by Jomac Place in a year and will approach Auckland Council about putting up cameras to help police determine the cause of any further incidents.

"Boy racers is an issue around that area and because of the big bend, if you're speeding, you can easily lose control. It happens a lot and we need to address the issue," he says.

The Serious Crash Unit is awaiting blood alcohol samples and is yet to determine the speed the vehicle was travelling.

The occupants were taken to Auckland Hospital in a serious condition. One remains in in hospital in a stable condition, the other has been discharged.

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