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Teen injured in crash during pursuit discharged

Emergency staff attend the scene of a crash involving four teenage girls. Photo / Supplied
Emergency staff attend the scene of a crash involving four teenage girls. Photo / Supplied

The second of four teenage girls injured in a crash during a high-speed police pursuit in Auckland has been discharged from hospital.

The four girls had to be cut from a stolen car after it crashed into a concrete block wall on Kepa Rd in Kohimarama last Sunday night.

An Auckland Hospital spokeswoman said a 17-year-old girl was discharged yesterday. Two other 17-year-olds remained in stable conditions.

The 16-year-old driver of the car was discharged from hospital last Thursday.

The girls were allegedly fighting and knocking over tables at a Mission Bay cafe before police were called and located the teenagers in the stolen car.

Police pursued the girls for one minute before they crashed into a 2m-high wall with such force that the impact shook neighbouring houses.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority is investigating the pursuit.

- APNZ

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