House could collapse if crashed car removed - police

A car is embedded in a house after a crash on the corner of Dreadon Avenue and Rangitoto Road in Papatotoe, Auckland. Photo / Greg Bowker
A car is embedded in a house after a crash on the corner of Dreadon Avenue and Rangitoto Road in Papatotoe, Auckland. Photo / Greg Bowker

Structural engineers will assess how to remove a crashed car from a flat that police say is in danger of collapsing.

The car ploughed into the building on Dreadon Avenue in south Auckland about 9pm yesterday.

The couple inside the Papatoetoe flat at the time were uninjured but the crash caused significant damage to the building.

The car remained embedded in the flat this morning, and the building could collapse if the vehicle was removed, said a northern police communications spokesman.

The driver has been questioned by police.

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