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Bystanders tried to save man in Warkworth fatal river crash, witness says – Stuff.co.nz

A witness said it was incredible no bystanders had been hurt as the car crashed through a playground and plunged into the water.

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Bystanders tried to save a man who died in a car that crashed into a river in northern Auckland on Saturday afternoon, a witness said.
The Tahi Bar and Kitchen owner Gareth Hedges revealed he saw people leaping into Warkworth’s Mahurangi River as they tried to free the driver from inside the submerged car after it crashed through a playground and plunged into the water near the intersection of Baxter St and Queens St.
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