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Witness to deadly crash terrified just after observing car driving mistaken way down motorway

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A Wellington man is searching for closure immediately after witnessing a vehicle driving the improper way down the motorway moments just before it crashed.

Two persons died immediately after travelling south in a northbound lane for 8 kilometres prior to crashing. Two persons in the other car continue being in Wellington Hospital’s ICU. 

Phillip Vaaitoa was driving north on Wellington’s city motorway just after finishing function at 4am. Shortly just after moving into the motorway at Aotea Quay, he noticed a auto driving towards him in the mistaken way – just a person lane over.

‘It’s nevertheless actively playing in my head’: Witness to deadly crash terrified just after observing vehicle driving incorrect way down motorway

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“I just observed the auto headlights, just two headlights coming in the direction of me,” Vaaitoa claims.

“I flashed my lights at it and was like, ‘what are you performing?'”

Times afterwards, that automobile crashed into one more auto. 

Vaaitoa says it simply could have been him who died. 

“When you have obtained a loving household, wife, and a few little ones, I almost certainly wouldn’t be seeing them nowadays,” he says.

Police say the automobile turned the wrong way onto State Freeway 2 at Cornish St around Petone, and safety footage shows the automobile driving to this intersection. 

Newshub understands more CCTV footage reveals the auto briefly pause at ‘Wrong Way’ symptoms before turning ideal, the completely wrong way down the motorway.

Vaaitoa desires to know how it happened. He says he named the police on Tuesday morning to inform them he was a witness. But he has not been known as back again.

“I just experience upset,” he says.

In a assertion, law enforcement claimed they are talking to witnesses and examining CCTV footage, but insert these enquiries get time.

“It is really continue to taking part in in my head, I’m nonetheless looking at two lights,” Vaaitoa states.

He suggests solutions would deliver him closure.