More Foreigners Killed Over Holidays
Posted by te2ataria on January 3, 2014
Officially, Seven people were killed on New Zealand roads over the holiday period
Ministry of Transport says there were only seven fatalities between 4pm on Christmas Eve and 6am today.
[We don't believe them because the figures are doctored as usual, but that's another story.]
List of the victims including kiwis are as follows:
- Sandy Paul Waenga Brown, 21, of Paua, was killed south of Cape Reinga in the early hours of Christmas Day.
- Olivia Lu, 11 months, died after a single-car crash on State Highway 1 near Raumati South on December 28.
- Unnamed 56-year-old woman from China was killed in a crash between Te Anau and Mossburn in Southland on December 29.
- Kahui Matauwhati, 4, of Masterton, was killed in a crash at Owhango, 21 kilometres south of Taumarunui, on December 29.
- Lynelle Joy Bray, 46, died in a collision between a bus and car in Hamilton on December 30.
- Gregory John Spargo, 50, of Auckland, died in a motorcycle crash near Bulls on New Year’s Eve
- A male motorcyclist, possibly a French national, was killed in a collision between his bike and a car on the Napier-Taihape road yesterday.
“Meanwhile Hawke’s Bay Hospital reported this morning that Manmeet Singh, the baby injured in a crash on the Taupo-Napier highway yesterday when a van plunged down a 10-metre bank, has been taken off the critical list, but his father Jagtar was still in a critical condition in intensive care,” according to a report.
Fatal Crash on SH94
A few Hours after the official holiday period ended, there was another fatal crash involving Chinese tourists:
“The crash involved three cars, the first car was a rental driven and occupied by four tourists from China,” according to a report by Fuseworks.
“The driver is a male aged 43 years in Dunedin hospital in critical condition, a female aged 56 years was found deceased at the scene, a male aged 58 years has been transferred to Christchurch hospital in critical but stable condition and a female aged 30 years is in moderate condition in Invercargill hospital.”
Fiction: Ministry of Transport says New Zealand’s annual road toll for 2013 was 254, the lowest since 1950.
- Miracles don’t happen.
- The rules for recording road fatalities have changed.
- Many road fatalities probably go unreported if there are no [credible] witnesses.
- If the victim is fatally injured but dies on the way to hospital, or while awaiting medical attention in the emergency room, her death would not be recorded as a road kill.
- Other tricks we haven’t discovered yet.