Man charged after fatal traffic light crash in East Auckland

A man has been charged in relation to an East Auckland intersection crash that killed a father of two.

Zhengwen Hu, also known as Alan, was waiting at the traffic lights on Botany Rd and Tī Rākau Drive in Golflands at rush hour on January 28. Two other cars were in line ahead of his vehicle.

A fourth car was driving down Botany Rd at high speed and failed to stop for the intersection, hitting the back of Mr Hu's car and causing a four-car pile-up.

Emergency services performed CPR on the 50-year-old but he died of his injuries.

On Tuesday the 27-year-old driver of the fourth car was arrested on a number of serious driving charges, according to Inspector Kay Lane, road policing manager for Counties Manukau.

He appeared in the Manukau District Court on Tuesday afternoon, and will appear there again on Friday.

Mr Hu worked for the Aviation Security Service and had two young daughters. A witness to the tragedy has set up a Givealittle page for his family, which has so far raised more than $163,000.


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