A Subaru Impreza HX involved in a crash which left a Mazda 323 GT written off was stolen, police say.

Whangarei marketing executive Jordan Priddle was turning right into Mill Rd from Nixon St on October 28 when a Subaru Impreza opposite him failed to give away.

The two cars collided and the Subaru Impreza driver drove off, leaving Mr Priddle's 1982 Mazda 323 GT written off.

Police were given a head start in their investigation by Mr Priddle, who had noted the make, model and registration plate of the Subaru.

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Senior Constable James Gibbings of Whangarei police said the Subaru had been reported stolen before the hit and run on October 28.

He said the police investigation to find out who was driving on the night of the collision was ongoing.

□ An October 31 report on this accident stated that Mr Priddle's vehicle and the Subaru had collided after the Subaru allegedly failed to give way.

The story omitted to say that the Subaru did not stop. The Northern Advocate apologises for any confusion as to who was at fault in the accident.