The father of a 15-year-old boy who was involved in a fatal car crash in Manukau City, South Auckland, New Zealand, wants to travel to be with him. His son, Mohammed Shihaab, is admitted at the Middlemore Hospital. Sigatoka resident Mohammed Shameem said his son was in a serious condition.
“I was being told by families that he was okay but now he has ended up at the operation theatre,” Mr Shameem said. “I do not know the reason for the operation as yet but I am trying to find out.” New Zealand Police said 32-year-old Eden Hoey died as a result of a three-car pile-up on Great South Road near the corner of Cavendish Drive about io.3opm on Saturday.
Five other people were taken to Middlemore Hospital. Mohammed Shihaab, who had flown to New Zealand with his mother and elder brother during the school holidays remains admitted at the hospital with his mother since the accident. Mr Shameem said he had already applied for an emergency visa and was anxiously waiting to travel to see his son and if everything went well, he would leave on Saturday.
“My son went with his brother and mother for a holiday and I was only waiting for my son’s to return when I heard this,” Mr Shameem said. He said Shihaab was due to return for his school. He said his elder son had also been treated of minor injuries and was at home now. Meanwhile, New Zealand Police on Sunday in a press release had stated: “There were five people in the vehicle that crashed and they all suffered moderate injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.”
There were two female passengers in the vehicle and both suffered serious injuries. One is in a critical condition and the other is stable.”