Person dead after hit-and-run in Glen Eden, West Auckland

Emergency services are at the scene where a person has allegedly been driven into.

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Emergency services are at the scene where a person has allegedly been driven into.

A person has died on the footpath after a vehicle was driven into them in Glendale Rd, Glen Eden.

Garrett Raven-Wells worked on the street and witnessed the event unfold. He said it looked like the vehicle purposely hit the person, and drove away just after midday.

Glen Eden resident Hugh Keal could see into the police cordon from his home. He could see someone lying on the footpath.

A police cordon is set up around the west end of the shops on Glendale Rd and Glenmall Place.

About a dozen police officer are at the scene, some armed.

Detective inspector Tim Williams said police are responding to a serious incident after receiving reports of a disorder at 12.18pm in a carpark off Glendale Rd.

“At one point a vehicle has struck one person and then fled the scene.”

The person has since died with police now looking to find the vehicle.

“Our enquiries are still in the very early stages in establishing what has exactly occurred in this incident,” Williams said.

A St John spokesperson said the service responded to a motor vehicle incident on Glenmall Place at 12.09pm.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene, but were not required to take anyone to hospital, the spokesperson said.

“Police are aware there were members of the public who will have witnessed the events that unfolded and we ask that they make themselves known to police at the scene, or to contact us via 105 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,” Williams said.