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Charges after five-car Auckland crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/05/2017

Police have laid charges following a five-car crash in south Auckland that left one person with life threatening injuries.

It was one of eight serious crashes attended by emergency services in the North Island since Friday night, with people 25 people injured.

Emergency services were called to the collision on the corner of Te Irirangi Drive and Ormiston Road in Flat Bush at about 8.30pm on Friday.

Police say one person was critically hurt and taken to Middlemore Hospital, while four others had moderate and minor injuries.

One person had since been been charged with excess breath alcohol and further charges were still possible, pending the results of an investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile, seven people were hurt - two seriously - in head-on collision in Grayson Avenue in Papatoetoe at 8am on Saturday.

That followed four other serious crashes in Auckland, including one between a motorbike and car in Mount Wellington that left the rider with with life-threatening injures, and one in Mangere Bridge, in which a car struck a power pole, cutting electricity to about 1000 homes for several hours.

In Maraetotara, near Whakatane, six were hurt, one critically, following a head-on in Whakatane on Friday night, while in Hamilton two people were taken to hospital and one charged with excess breath alcohol after a car struck a post.

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