Wainui hit-and-run driver found

Last updated 13:15 12/07/2012
Michael Alofi
RESIDENT: Michael Alofi, 17, called emergency services and went to help the victim.

SlideshowNorfolk St, Wainuiomata

View Norfolk St hit-and-run accident in a larger map

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Friends rallying to help Upper Hutt woman reach Mexico for stem cell treatment Council considers making space for apartments at Seaview marina Ten Christmas Tables is new festive fundraiser for Te Omanga Hospice Electric vehicle owners gather in Upper Hutt for rally Top Hutt Valley umpire compares high-level netball to community corrections work Laptop theft threatens national football tournament in Wellington Regular exercise a life saver for woman waiting for lung transplant Upper Hutt swimming pool roof fails in high winds Family of drowned Upper Hutt man pleads for safe drinking and looking after friends Wellington man bursts into tears over return of stolen business trailer

Police believe they have found the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident in Wainuiomata last night but say no charges have yet been laid.

The incident occurred in Norfolk Street, between Wellington Road and Upper Fitzherbert Road about 10.30pm.

Police central communications shift commander Bruce Mackay said the male victim had been knocked down by a car which had left the area.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Cooper of the Lower Hutt CIB said inquiries were ongoing and police had spoken to and released the people they believed were involved. He said charges were possible but would not be laid in the next day or two.

Police were now focused on the movements of the 17-year-old Wainuiomata man who had been hit.

He was in a serious but stable condition in Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit but was expected to be transferred to a ward later today.

The incident happened outside the home of Michael Alofi, 17, who ran outside when he heard a bang from his room. He was first on the scene and helped to call emergency services and direct traffic.

"I saw the guy and he had a head wound. It was pretty much just chaos. There was heaps of fog so we couldn't hardly stop traffic."

His father Pauliasi Alofi said the man was out cold but people were helping him with blankets and putting him in the recovery position.

"He was lying in the middle of the street. I was busy trying to manage the traffic."

He said there was only about 10 metres of visibility at the time.

Do you know anything about this incident? Contact news@dompost.co.nz

Contact Tim Donoghue
General reporter
Email: tim.donoghue@dompost.co.nz

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post


Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more




Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content