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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Inspector Peter Raynes:

One person is in a critical condition following an incident where a motorbike rider had earlier failed to stop for Police.

Police had signalled for the rider to stop on Campbell Road, shortly before 2pm, after establishing the bike was stolen.

The rider failed to stop.

Police elected not to pursue the motorbike, and a short time later responded to a motor vehicle crash called in by a member of the public.

The motorbike that had earlier failed to stop, had crashed into a parked car on Rawhiti Road.

One person, the driver of the motorbike, has been taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

Cordons are in place and the Serious Crash Unit are examining the scene.

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.

As standard procedure in these circumstances, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified of the incident.

Police are advising motorists to expect delays, with part of the road closed to allow the Serious Crash Unit to conduct its examination.


Holly McKay/NZ Police