3 Aug 2009

Driver charged after bus hits Auckland pupil

8:06 pm on 3 August 2009

Police have charged the driver of a bus which struck and critically injured a teenager in Auckland.

Sheetal Chand was crossing Barrack Road in Mt Wellington when she was hit nearly two weeks ago.

The 16-year-old student from Auckland Girls Grammar student remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Police say the driver of the NZ Bus stopped briefly after the incident, providing his details to a witness before carrying on with his route.

The 46-year-old driver from Weymouth has been charged with dangerous driving causing injury and is to appear in court later in August.