Auckland traffic: Man injured in street clash, police operation closes inner-city street

A taxi streaked with blood is the focus of a police investigation which has closed a central Auckland street and left a person suffering serious injuries after an early morning fight.

Auckland Transport is advising motorists to avoid Vincent St after the upper section was cordoned off due to a police operation.

A silver sedan marked with a Discount Taxi sign is straddling the downtown Auckland street’s centre line, blood splattered over its front passenger window and door.

A spokesperson for the company was unable to give any information about the incident.

A police photographer is taking images of the vehicle, while a section of footpath outside an apartment block is also cordoned off by cones.

A police spokesperson said the road had been closed after a fight between a group of men on Vincent St around 5.15am.

It was initially understood one man has suffered moderate injuries in the clash.

A St John spokesperson said a person suffering serious injuries was taken to Auckland City Hospital.

Police were working to establish what had occurred and who was involved, said the spokesperson.

Police thanked the public for their patience while enquiries were ongoing.

Auckland Transport asked commuters to delay their journey or expect delays in the area.

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