North Shore Times : January 14th 2011
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Friday, January 14, 2011 17 Antares Place Mairangi Bay Ph: 477 2007 www.mish.org.nz M M M M M M M M MII I I I I I IL L L L L L L LL L L L L L L LE E E E E E E EN N NN N NIU U U U UM M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E EN N N N N N N N N NN N N N N N N N N NI IU U U U UM M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E EN N N N N N N N N N N E E E E E EN N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N I I I I I I I I I I I IU U U U U U U U U U U U U NI I I IU U U U U U U U M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M FRIENDLY STAFF Police condemn accident onlookers By MICHELLE ROBINSON Rubber-neckers caused traffic delays after a high-speed crash involv- ing a rubbish truck in Albany. A Nissan Skyline appeared to have lost control going up Albany Hill and crashed into the south-bound truck last Friday just before 2pm. Todd Wiltshire, 25, and Grant Forsey, 28, were taken from the car to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition. Traffic was diverted down a side road which became congested by drivers who had stopped to look at the scene, passer-by John Lee says. There were seven or eight cars parked with people looking at all that was going on below them. I just couldn t believe it. The morbidity of it seemed a bit ridiculous. North Shore police senior sergeant Brett Batty condemns the actions of motorists who stopped to take in the scene. Members of the pub- lic who inhibit traffic flow past accident scenes often cause secondary accidents. Police advise any motorists travelling past a crime or crash scene to take extreme care and follow the directions of emergency personnel. The road was dry and driving conditions were excellent at the time. Police say initial indications were that speed and alcohol contri- buted to the crash, and police investigations are continuing. The truck driver and a male passenger were shaken but unhurt. Guessing game: Mahenera and Hemlata Kumar's Takapuna store sold a $12.9 million Powerball ticket but the winner's identity remains a mystery. Photo: BEN WATSON Numbers are up TWO big Lotto prizes, includ- ing a $12.9 million winning ticket, were sold on the Shore over the holiday season. A retired Auckland man, who wants to remain anony- mous, claimed nearly $13 million after buying a Power- ball ticket at Magascene in Takapuna. Shop owners Mahenera and Hemlata Kumar don t know who the winner is but would love to know who they made a multi-millionaire at Christmas. Lotto says the man plans to pay off his mortgage and help close family with his win. I also want to invest in some good New Zealand busi- nesses and help out some charities -- especially those that help grow and support our emerging athletes, the winner told Lotto. The man realised he had won the big one after reading the paper on Boxing Day morning. Before travelling to Wel- lington to claim his prize, he hid his ticket in an unusual place -- his blood pressure monitor. I figured that the ticket kept making my heart go nuts, so it was an appropriate place to keep it. Meanwhile, a North Shore family syndicate of five claimed a $2 million first div- ision prize. A syndicate member, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she found out they had won on the Saturday night, but did not believe it until she checked the numbers online. I was like a possum in the headlights, I was so stunned, she says. I then rang my other fam- ily members, who screamed down the phone at me after they realised I was not having them on. They plan to pay off their mortgages with their share of the prize. The rest will be put in the bank while they get over the shock. Their winning ticket was sold at Video Ezy in Torbay.
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