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Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
A young man died and 10 others, including children, were injured in a crash between a bus and a car, paramedic says.
Intensive care paramedic Chris Deacon was among dozens of first responders who rushed to Gowing Dr in the Auckland suburb of Meadowbank after an Audi car and a bus from the Go Bus company collided at 11.30 am.
Deacon said the male driver of the car, who he believed was aged in his late 20s, was quickly found to have died in the crash. Bus passengers were assessed under the carport of a neighboring home.
At least one adult bus passenger likely suffered a fracture but other bus passengers escaped with bumps and bruises.
A police spokeswoman said at 2 pm the Serious Crash Unit was at the scene and the closure was likely to continue for a few hours.
A Go Bus manager told earlier that he was on his way to the scene and didn't have more information.
According to Auckland Transport's website bus no. 782 is the only bus that travels along the section of Gowing Dr where the crash occurred.
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