13 Jan 2020

Witnesses describe dramatic central Auckland bus crash

From Five O'clock Report, 5:12 pm on 13 January 2020

People who saw an out-of-control tour bus crashing into a mother and child in central Auckland expected to find them dead when they rushed to help. Incredibly, both the woman and the baby escaped with only minor injuries despite the entire length of the double decker bus passing over the child, who was pulled out from beneath one of the wheels. The bus had been parked outside the Sky Tower on Victoria St West ahead of a scheduled tour of the city when it started rolling backwards with no-one on board shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. Matthew Theunissen reports.