A motorist has been critically harm on the Waikato Expressway after reportedly being adopted by a convoy of gang members, dragged from his automobile and attacked. Video / Equipped
Footage has revealed Tribesmen gang members driving recklessly into oncoming site visitors and illegally driving on the mistaken facet of the street.
A witness claims to have seen a bunch of about 80 gang riders at Karapiro, almost crashing whereas pushing motorists over to move.
“They tried to drive me off the street however I held my line. I can’t be intimidated,” the witness mentioned.
“They took evasive motion to the alternative facet of the street and continued into oncoming site visitors at excessive velocity.”
It’s understood the Tribesmen had been returning to Auckland from Taupō the place that they had been assembly with different members from throughout the nation.
A motorist was critically harm on the Waikato Expressway after reportedly being dragged from his automobile and attacked in an incident involving a convoy of gang members on motorbikes.
The motorist is in a secure situation, however a police investigation continues.
A witness instructed the Herald they noticed about 30-40 bikes “roaring previous at a ridiculous velocity”.
“As I used to be driving previous the Rangiriri exit, we needed to brake so all of a sudden,” Belinda Williams mentioned.
“There was a person who ran throughout the southbound site visitors lane, inflicting us to brake to keep away from [collision with] him, and vans and different automobiles.”
The person was mentioned to be operating from a white ute travelling south.
“Everybody swerved to keep away from him. He was shirtless.”
“We drove previous a purple ute which was stationary with a smashed windscreen and an individual was laying on the bottom with wounds.”
One other witness, Ian Erasmus, was travelling in direction of Taupō when the massive group of Tribesmen drove previous him in the wrong way.
“This group had been under no circumstances following the foundations of the street.
“A number of occasions while going previous the convoy of bikes in the wrong way, I used to be pressured to brake closely to keep away from a head-on collision as they overtook automobiles in entrance of them.
“It was scary, given the reckless driving and the actual fact that there have been so lots of them blatantly driving like whole idiots.
“Clearly, they couldn’t give a hoot about others or themselves on the street.
“We seen a short while after, trailing behind them was a single white police Holden wagon, no lights or sirens, clearly conscious of the transgressions however hopelessly outgunned and powerless to do something however watch.”
Police mentioned final evening that they had begun investigating an incident “that has left a person in a essential situation”.
“Police had been referred to as about 4.45pm to the expressway south of Rangiriri following a number of stories of an altercation involving a number of individuals and automobiles, together with a major variety of bikes,” a police spokeswoman mentioned.
“Preliminary indications counsel that throughout the incident a person was pulled from a automobile and assaulted.”
Police want to hear from anybody who witnessed the incident or anybody who may need dashcam footage or cellphone footage that would help their inquiries.
“For those who may also help, please name 105 and quote occasion quantity P049885631.
“You may as well name Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”