Nor West News : September 22nd 2011
www.aucklandnow.co.nz Thursday, September 22, 2011 Crash teen buried By NICOLA MURPHY and MARIKA HILL The teenager killed in a car crash in Hobsonville over the weekend has been buried at Waikumete Cemetery. Sina Naraghi Zadeh from Iran died and four other passengers were injured when the stolen car they were travelling in crashed into a fence on Hobsonville Rd and flipped on to its roof on Sunday morning. The 18-year-old was driving the blue Subaru stationwagon. Emergency services were called at about 1am and fire crews had to cut the four injured passengers from the upturned wreckage. All the occupants of the car were under 20. A 16-year-old girl is still in Auckland Hos- pital with moderate injuries while two females and a male have been discharged. Police started follow- ing the car after it was spotted being driven erratically and running a red light but a spokes- man says they lost sight of the vehicle three minutes later. The car smashed into the fence of the home of Ross Ridler. His yard was left littered with glass and pieces of metal. After seeing the effects of the crash he urged teenagers not to run from police. Face the conse- quences of your actions because unfortunately a young fella has lost his life.'' The serious crash unit and the Henderson criminal investigation branch are investigating the incident. The Inde- pendent Police Conduct Authority has also been alerted. Just one survives By CARYN WIGMORE Sole survivor: Gavin Bertelsen of Kumeu with the lucky lamb still recovering from its wounds after others were killed by dogs. Photo: CARYN WIGMORE ' He's starting to get a bit feisty -- it's a good sign. ' Gavin Bertelsen A LITTLE lamb is living proof that the smallest crea- ture is not necessarily the weakest. The four-week-old is the sole survivor of a brutal dog attack that killed six other lambs on a lifestyle block in Boord Cres, Kumeu. Plumber Gavin Bertelsen found the slaughtered animals on September 16 in neighbouring paddocks on his two hectare farm. The victims were six weeks old and weighed more than the lone survivor. The lamb has been reunited with its mother after living in the family bathroom for two days and being nursed back to health. He had a tetanus injection. His puncture wounds were bathed daily and sprayed with antiseptic. Mr Bertelsen says the animal is now quite bright looking'' despite a limp and bite marks to his legs and head. He's got a lot of life about him so I'm sure he will be all right. He's starting to get a bit feisty -- it's a good sign,'' he says. Mr Bertelsen urges nor- west residents to keep their dogs on a lead to avoid more maulings. He suspects pet dogs are to blame because the lambs were not eaten in the attack. They were obviously just playing with them, taking chunks out,'' he says. If they killed one and had eaten it out of survival, I'd understand it but just to kill it for no reason, for sport, is sad.'' Once dogs get a taste for blood, they cannot be stopped, he says. There is one cure, how- ever, but it's a fairly perma- nent one.''
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