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Man critical after van hits Auckland house

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 21/09/2016

A man crushed between a house and van while trying to stop the vehicle rolling down a driveway on Auckland's North Shore has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 37-year-old became trapped between the vehicle and the house on Bonito Place in Bayview at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said.

Police said it appeared he had tried to get into the van as it rolled forwards down a steep driveway - in an effort to stop it - but was caught between the vehicle and a deck.

He was freed by firefighters and taken to Auckland Hospital in critical condition, a St John Ambulance spokesman said.

No one else was reported injured.

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