Tauranga Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about a hit and run collision on 15th Avenue near the Takitimu Drive expressway early this morning to come forward.
The crash occured at about 4am when the driver of a truck failed to stop after the hitting a hatchback car parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights on.
Police want to speak to anyone with information about a crash on 15th Avenue early this morning.
The hatchback, which suffered minor damage in the collision, is being examined for forensic evidence.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says the hatchback had pulled over on the side of the road with its hazard lights on when it was struck by the passing truck travelling towards Cameron Road.
“It’s been a glancing blow that’s taken out the right rear of the hatchback.”
The driver of the hatchback wasn’t in the car at the time crash but Ian says the vehicle’s passenger, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, was “extremely lucky” to not have been injured.
“What we will have is a significant amount of paint transfer on the truck.”
Ian is keen to talk to any witnesses, or anyone with information concerning a truck with damage to the left front side.
He is also appealing for the driver of the truck to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact Tauranga police station 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, people can call Ian on 07 577 8089.