Weekend deaths, injury and mayhem worse than reported
Posted by te2ataria on November 30, 2015
Motorcyclist killed in crash, tourists seriously injured
Craig Alan Chambers, 39, was killed when his bike and three vehicles collided near Oamaru.
Two foreign nationals in a rented car were involved in the crash, police said.
“The passenger of the rental car, believed to be the male driver’s partner, had to be cut from the Toyota and was flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries, but police have confirmed she survived the night,” according to a report.
Other fatal crashes included:
- Fatal motorcycle crash near NZ Sikh Society Hamilton
A motorcyclist was killed after their bike collided with a car at the roundabout of Te Rapa Road and Hutchinson Road, just before 10pm on Saturday.
- Traffic chaos after Auckland motorway crashes
Sections of the Auckland Motorway network were closed after several crashes. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Auckland Harbour Bridge about 4.30pm. In another crash involving six vehicles, a man sustained serious injuries near the Gt North Rd offramp.
NZ Tourism claims more Chinese victims
Six Chinese tourists, including a baby boy, were involved in a crash on their way to the West Coast. Three Chinese women were flown to hospital – one with serious injuries – after a tree
crushed their van near Arthur’s Pass on Sunday.
One woman, aged 32, sustained serious abdominal injuries and two other women, aged 33 and 36, had moderate injuries. The other three people involved in the crash, two men and a baby boy, had less serious injuries, including cuts to their faces, said a report.
Pregnant woman, two others injured after car ploughs into group of people
Meanwhile, a pregnant woman sustained a broken leg and two others were also injured after being struck by a car in Hamilton. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11553372
One killed after bitumen tanker explodes in Waikato
A bitumen tanker exploded, covering a person in hot tar. The victim died from serious burns.