Police searching for person who fled scene of Wellington crash after 'item of concern' found in abandoned vehicle

Police are searching for a person who fled the scene of a crash in Wellington this afternoon.

Source: 1 NEWS

The two-vehicle collision occurred on Hutchison Road in Newtown around 12.15pm.

Police say one driver sustained minor injuries, while the other left the scene in a third vehicle, thought to be a white truck or ute.

Police located an item of concern in the drivers abandoned vehicle, a Ford Explorer, and set up a cordon as a precaution.

The item was made safe by the New Zealand Defence Force and cordons were stood down about 3.30pm.

Inquiries are underway to locate the outstanding driver and police would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident.

Information can be provided by calling 105, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.