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Police operation “secret road deaths”

Posted by te2ataria on December 25, 2015

NZ NEWS BLACKOUT: DAY 9

Police operation “secret road deaths” – 200 roads crashes and only one fatality?

The official holiday road monitoring (operation “secret road deaths”) period started on Christmas Eve at 4pm and by 7.30pm on Christmas day, the number of reported crashes had reached 196, but only news of one fatality was allowed to filter out. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75456369/Road-chaos-sees-nearly-200-crashes-one-fatal-since-Christmas-Eve

Latest reported fatalities on the beach front: at least 4 killed by drowning

Two people dead and a third in hospital after Raglan beach incident
Two people have drowned and one is in a serious condition following a tragic afternoon at Ruapuke Beach, near Raglan on Christmas Day.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75462086/Two-people-dead-and-a-third-in-hospital-after-Raglan-beach-incident

Possible drowning at Castle Cliff Beach near Whanganui
A young man is feared drowned after being swept out to sea from Castle Cliff Beach this afternoon. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75462367/possible-drowning-at-castle-cliff-beach-near-whanganui.html

Christmas a deadly day in the water
A 3-year-old boy died in a lagoon at Ocean Beach near Hastings. The child was at the beach with extended family and friends and died at the scene after being found by family in the estuary.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566134

Other road deaths, serious injuries
Canterbury Police are able to name the victim of the fatal single-vehicle crash on the Ashburton Gorge Road near Mount Somers that occurred at approximately 10.45pm on 23 December 2015.  He was 36 year old James McLellan, known as Joe. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-fatal-crash-near-mt-somers-named

Two people killed by two trains in one day
Brent Richard Lowe, 25 was killed on Thursday when he was hit by a train at 3.43am near Bunnythorpe, a village on the outskirts of Palmerston North, with another train driver reporting a man on the tracks around 6am after passing through the site.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/75430449/Train-tracks-fatality-a-respected-Manawatu-stockcar-driver

Second train fatality on Christmas Eve
A 35-year-old man died after being hit by the southbound freight train on the Kapiti line, between Mana and Paremata north of Wellington at about 11.40am on Thursday.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/75442364/second-train-fatality-on-christmas-eve

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