Two youths who fled scene of Christchurch crash spoken to by police

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jan 19, 2023 |

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Police have “spoken to two youths” who fled the scene of a car crash after smashing into a barrier in Redwood last night.

A police spokeswoman confirmed to Chris Lynch Media they ran from the scene of the single-vehicle collision at the corner of Prestons and Grimseys roads at about 10.15pm.

A local at the scene said the car rolled on the Prestons Road Bridge and the road was closed in both directions for a short time.

Another resident said the occupants got out of the vehicle, taking number plates with them, and fled the scene. “They looked young” the resident said.

The car involved was badly damaged and the car tyres appeared to be missing.

A police spokeswoman said the vehicle was not stolen, and the two youths involved have been spoken to by police.

One of the youths has been referred to Youth Aid on driving matters.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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