ACCIDENT IN CITY MANY MINOR INJURIES About sixteen people suffered minor injuries when they were struck by a runaway truck at the bottom of Wakefield Street shortly after the victory announcement. The truck, which had been left parked in Wakefield Street, raft downhill into the crowd, knocking over a number of people before it was brought to a standstill. Nobody was seriously injured. Three ambulances and a private car took the injured to hospital. The majority of them were reported to have received nothing more serious than bruises, and the hospital stated that all had been treated as outpatients.
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RUNAWAY TRUCK, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945
RUNAWAY TRUCK Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945
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