Fire as van hits building in central Auckland crash

One person was taken to hospital after a van smashed through a storefront in Epsom this morning. Photo / Supplied
One person was taken to hospital after a van smashed through a storefront in Epsom this morning. Photo / Supplied

A person has been injured after a fiery crash in Auckland this morning.

Fire Service northern shift manager Jaron Phillips said a van had crashed into a building on Manukau Rd in Epsom about 4.50am.

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A person was trapped in the wreckage.

Phillips said a fire had broken out on impact.

Firefighters put out the blaze and freed the victim.

A police spokeswoman said the injured man was taken to Auckland City Hospital with moderate injuries.

The shopowner, who lived on the premises, raised the alarm after the vehicle mounted the footpath and crashed into the street-front building.

A tow truck had removed the vehicle from the wrecked shop before traffic started flowing on the busy inner city road.

- NZ Herald

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