Man hit as car speeds off at petrol station

A car has driven into a group of people, knocking one to the ground, before speeding off through a petrol station in Manurewa.

A video posted on social media shows the car hitting the man, who stood up and chased the car after it sped off, hitting a car that was stopped at the pumps.

Wheels can be heard screeching and scraping, and there are screams as the car drives away from the petrol station.

A car which appears to be the same one can then be seen stopped, stuck on the kerb, with a driver with blood on his face after the crash.

A worker at the petrol station on Great South Road confirmed the crash happened there last night.

Inspector Adam Pyne says Police were called to reports of an altercation between a man and a group of people at a petrol station on Great South Road in Manurewa shortly before 9pm.

Following the altercation between the two parties, the man got into his vehicle and the vehicle hit a person, before crashing.

A man was taken into custody.

Police are making enquiries and will review CCTV footage to try to build a fuller picture of the events leading up to the incident.

“Anyone who may have witnessed what happened prior to the incident, or anyone with footage of the entire incident, is urged to contact Counties Manukau Station on (09) 261 1300.”

Enquiries are ongoing.