Police hunt for Maserati used in Auckland hit and run

By RNZ/Radio New Zealand is republished with permission.

Police are investigating a hit and run incident in Auckland where a motorcyclist was hit to the ground and knocked unconscious by a Maserati.

Maserati Levante

Not the actual vehicle. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Police said the victim was on his motorbike waiting to turn right when a person driving a Maserati – believed to be a dark-coloured Levante model – hit him and immediately left the scene.

The incident happened on 8 July 2021 about 10.18pm on Great South Road at the intersection with Greenlane East.

Constable David Smith said the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and the incident could have been much worse.

“Along with being knocked unconscious, the victim also sustained leg injuries and we are lucky that we are not dealing with more serious injuries or worse, a fatality,” Smith said.

“The offending vehicle was tracked on CCTV driving in the Penrose area prior to the crash. We also believe during the crash it has sustained damage to its right side and possibly its front.

It is also missing part of its right wing mirror cover.

“Police are asking our community if they know who this driver is or who the vehicle belongs to, to please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“This driver has hit someone, injured them and then driven off with no regard for their safety so it is imperative that we identify and locate them so they can be held accountable for their actions.”

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