Car drives into ANZ Bank at Bayfair

By staff reporter



Police say an 80-year-old woman, who was visiting the shopping centre with her two elderly sisters who were in the car with her at the time of the accident, got confused and accidently put her car into drive instead of reverse.

The car hit the bank buidling and broke the glass doors.

Police say the driver was left shaken but no one was injured in the incident.



Eyewitnesses say a pregnant woman was hit by a car while she was at the ATM machine at the ANZ bank at Bayfair.

They said she was attended to by ANZ staff at the bank immediately.

The car was driven by an elderly woman who is believed to have put her car into drive mode instead of reverse.

She has been taken to a nearby medical centre for treatment.

People at the scene also said a toddler in a trolley was shunted out of the way by a planter box that was hit by the car.  

The toddler is not believed to be injured.

It has not been confirmed by emergency services that a pregnant woman or a toddler were involved in the accident.

Police say no one but the elderly lady was injured in the incident.

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Emergency services and paramedics are at Bayfair shopping centre where a car has driven into the ANZ bank building.

The accident happened at 10.17am this morning.

A Northern Police Communications spokesperson has confirmed that multiple injuries have been reported.

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- Bay of Plenty Times

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