West Auckland high school students hit by car after sun strike blinds driver: police
Two high school students have been hit by a car in the west Auckland suburb of Henderson.
Police Sergeant Brian Leslie said it appeared the incident, in Henderson Valley Rd about 8.05am on Thursday, was caused by sun strike.
A boy and a girl, both 16, from Henderson High School had been injured, he said.
They were being seen to by ambulance staff.
The boy was sitting against a tree with an emergency blanket and the girl was seen lying on the ground before being taken into an ambulance.
She had an abrasion to the head.
Leslie said both teens had "bumps and bruises" and had been assessed as having moderate injuries, "which generally means they will be OK".
Members of both families were called to the scene and the teenagers were both being taken to Waitakere Hospital, he said.
"It doesn't seem like [the teens] were running across, it seems like they were just doing their normal thing."
Leslie said sun strike incidents were not common at the location.
"[The driver] could possibly be facing a a careless driving charge."
The incident occurred close to Corban Reserve and had held up some traffic.