Stolen vehicle crashed, driver critical

The vehicle crashed into a tree in Bellevue yesterday morning. File photo.

A car that crashed into a tree on the corner of Bellevue Road and Windsor Road yesterday was stolen, police say.

The woman who was driving the vehicle was taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.

As of yesterday afternoon, police say she is in a critical condition.

Her companion suffered moderate injuries in the 10am crash. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion has confirmed to SunLive that the car involved was stolen.

The vehicle appears to have been heading from Bellevue Road and failed to take the corner.

Police have declined to comment on contributing factors to the crash at this stage.

The road was closed for some time while the Serious Crash unit completed its investigation, with traffic diverted around Mitchell Park via Seymour Place and Sherwood Street.


Total wake up for two.

Posted on 09-08-2017 20:42 | By kinakat

Wow looking at the photos of the car wreck makes me think how lucky the girls were to survive at all!Surely a massive wake up call for the girls and their families.The driver must of panicked when they saw the police car.Bad decisions = Bad consequences.Ana teach them right for being totu fingers.

I agree

Posted on 09-08-2017 12:36 | By thebrad

Must have terrible parents! If that was my kid he/she wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week.

Well ...

Posted on 09-08-2017 08:16 | By Seriously?

live by the sword, die by the sword.

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