Sri Lankan farm worker killed in New Zealand
When his mother brought him into this world, did she know where he would meet his violent end?
Pradeep Edirisinghe, a 44-year-old dairy worker from Sri Lanka, was killed in a violent crash in Northern Southland Friday morning.
The Nissan vehicle he was driving collided with a campervan, at a blackspot, which has claimed several more lives in the past, according to a report.
To ensure another deadly encounter, “a wooden sight rail at the intersection, which served as a warning to drivers to slow down, had been vandalised in recent weeks and had not been repaired.”
“Riversdale fire chief David Stevenson predicted the next crash at the intersection would be a fatal – and sadly he was proved correct.”
“Stevenson, who had attended ‘three or four fatal crashes’ at the intersection before Friday’s, told Stuff of his dire prediction after attending a crash at the crossroads in July, when a driver drove through a compulsory stop sign on Two Chain Road and hit another vehicle.”
The male driver and female passenger, both Italians aged in their 20’s, who were traveling west in a Toyota Hiace van along Two Chain Road, were airlifted to the Otago hospital, the female having serious injuries, police said.
Yet another sordid kiwi affair why the *&^%#$#@ authorities haven’t fixed the deadly blackspot.
Road crash-fatality – Hall St Hamilton
Waikato Police say last night’s fatal crash, which happened about 11.30pm, on Waikato roads was preventable.
District Road Policing Manager said: “It has been a terrible two days, with a serious crash in Te Awamutu on Wednesday afternoon which has left the rider of the motorcycle dead, and now this second crash last night where another person has lost their life. These are tragedies that have long term effects for the community and the families of all those involved.”
Victim of fatal crash near Mt Cook named
Canterbury Police have named the teenage passenger who was the victim of a fatal crash on the Tasman Valley Road on the 24 August 2015. She was 18 year old Rebecca Louise Townshend from Dunedin.
Two people have died in separate crashes in the upper North Island
Deadly 12 hours in Waikato and Counties with three people killed in separate vehicle crashes
Three people were killed in crashes on the nation’s roads since late Thursday and a fourth has been killed in a quadbike incident. – http://www.newzealandnews.net/index.php
Other Violent Deaths
Victim of Linwood house fire named
Canterbury Police have named the victim of the fatal house fire as 38 year old Kara Sibley.
As per usual, police are not treating the death as suspicious and are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident. [Slam, bam, thank you ma’am!]
Police investigating the sudden death of 58 year-old Mark Lawrence Ivil, recently of Tauranga, who died early this afternoon [25 August 2015] after an incident in the Grand Chancellor Hotel on Hobson St.
Mr Ivil’s death is not being treated as suspicious, police said (!)
Mark Lawrence Ivil, 58, had been accused of living off others’ fortunes for decades to the tune of $4.28 million and was facing numerous charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Mechanic killed at a truck repair yard in Oamaru
The mechanic killed at a truck repair yard in Oamaru on Thursday afternoon has been named as 58-year-old Robert George Wallace.