Man crushed by van in critical condition

  • 21/09/2016
Ambulance (File)
Ambulance (File)

A man trapped after a van crashed into a house on Auckland's North Shore has been freed, but is critically hurt.

The 37-year-old was caught between the vehicle and the house on Bonito Place in Bayview after the crash at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, a Fire Service spokeswoman said.

Initial reports state the van was reversing up a steep driveway.

It then rolled forward down the driveway, and the man tried to get in to stop it from moving.

However, the van continued to roll down the driveway into another property, and the man was trapped between the van and the deck of a house.

Fire fighters have managed to cut hit him free and he has been taken to Auckland Hospital in critical condition, a St John ambulance spokesman said.

No one else was reported injured.

NZN