Ben Hill is a reporter for The New Zealand Herald

Teen driver in dragon onesie hits pupil

A police spokeswoman said the girl told police she had run onto the road without looking, and no charges would be laid against the driver. Photo / File
A police spokeswoman said the girl told police she had run onto the road without looking, and no charges would be laid against the driver. Photo / File

A student dressed in a dragon onesie hit another pupil while driving to school.

He was turning into Priestley Drive from Bucklands Beach Rd, in East Auckland, just before 8.30am when he hit a 16-year-old girl crossing the road.

A witness said a young man, wearing a dragon onesie featuring a long tail, was driving the car that hit the woman.

"She had a big gash, and blood running down her face. It was a massive graze.

"She was bowled over, and rolled over the bonnet, and then she was lying on the median strip in the middle of the road."

A police spokeswoman said the girl told police she had run onto the road without looking, and no charges would be laid against the driver.

According to the witness, the driver was visibly shaken after the crash and was consoled by friends, also dressed in onesies.

St John spokesman Robbie Walker said they received a call at 8.32am, and one 16-year-old patient was taken to East Care medical centre with moderate injuries.

Macleans College deputy principal Jim Lonergan said he was not aware of any of the school's students being involved in the accident, however he said there was a mufti day at the school today.

- NZ Herald

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