Young UK man and at least 5 others killed in weekend car crashes
Posted by te2ataria on December 13, 2015
At least 6 killed in fatal crashes so far this weekend
Deadly weekend on Waikato roads continues:
A 19-year-old man from the United Kingdom was killed “after the car he was travelling in flipped,” according to a report. He was the 4th person to be killed in the 2nd of two fatal crash near Taupo, and at least the 6th nationally. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75044886/four-dead-on-waikato-regions-roads-this-weekend
“The car has hit a culvert and flipped and it appears he’s been thrown from the vehicle,” Taupo road policing manager Sergeant Murray Hamilton said.
“It occurred on a slight bend and for some reason he has failed to negotiate the bend and crossed the road and into a bit of a ditch which has flipped the car.”
“It looked like it had just been parked there, but the person wasn’t in the car. He was beside the car – we’re not sure how he got out of the car.
“It did crash, had frontal damage to the car. But he was beside it.”
Three more visitors killed north of Taupo
On Saturday, three visitor (their nationalities are still unknown) were killed in the South Waikato when their car collided head-on with a heavy truck on State Highway 1. https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/three-more-people-road-murdered-in-taupo/
Killed in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] crash
The latest known fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] where at least on person was killed and four others were injured in a two-car crash on State Highway 2, according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11560531
Earlier, police had said:
Katikati – Serious motor vehicle crash – update
Sunday, 13 December 2015 – 5:00pm – Bay of Plenty
Emergency services are attending a serious motor vehicle crash on SH2, just north of Katikati, Bay of Plenty.
The road has been reduced to 1 lane. Motorists are requested to take care in the vicinity.
The occupants of one of the vehicles involved in the crash near Katikati has died.
Police are still at the scene and expect that the road will remain partially blocked while they conduct their investigations. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39972
[Poor writing skills, or another miracle resurrection by police to keep the road fatality stats down? You decide!]
One killed in Coromandel crash
A man was killed in a car crash on the Thames Coast Rd, at Boundary Creek Bridge on Thursday, according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/road-accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=663&objectid=11558794