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How many road deaths govt hiding today?

Posted by te2ataria on January 19, 2016

Hint: Add the ones listed below to the MoT figure released on Friday, check against their Tuesday tally

As of Thursday night, according to the Ministry of Transport’s own data, 16 people had been killed on NZ roads, so far this year. The figure was published Friday morning.

Even the MSM noticed the figures. “2016 road toll: Sixteen dead so far,” wrote Anna Leask, senior police reporter for the New Zealand Herald, at 9:4AM on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11574257

Since Friday morning, at least 9 other road fatalities have been reported. Here’s the list:

1. Woman killed in Christchurch crash (Monday). Canterbury Police say a 29-year-old female driver was killed when the car she was driving went out of control just before midnight and crashed on Annex Road, near the motorway. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11575972

2.  One killed in crash near Helensville (Monday). One person is dead and another injured at a serious crash on Kaipara Coast Highway near Helensville. Police were advised of the crash involving a car and truck at 6.15pm at the intersection of Inland Road and State Highway 16.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11575799

3.  One man was killed, his partner injured, after a quad bike incident in Northland Monday morning. He was Bruce Murray Stenning of Auckland. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/fatal-quad-bike-accident-in-northland

4. Man killed in crash on Whirinaki Rd. Derek Ricketts was killed when his car went out of control and hit a concrete toilet block on Whirinaki Rd near Bay View at round 12.30am yesterday (18 January 2016).  The fatality is the third death on Hawke’s Bay Roads in 2016. Bradley Charles Dobby from Waipukurau was killed after a crash involving a ute and a car, near Waipawa on State Highway 2 and a two-year-old girl, Sapphire Te Aroha Skipper-Hira, was killed on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway on Wednesday.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11575592

[Three more road fatalities making a total of at least 21 reported deaths for the year to January 17, inclusive]

5. One person was killed in the Northland town of Waipu at 8am Friday. Police said there were two people in the car, which left the road and rolled near Finlayson Brook Road. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/bites/294234/three-separate-fatal-crashes-since-friday-morning

6. A 25-year-old man was killed after his car rolled near Dunedin Airport and ended up on its roof Friday night. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/bites/294234/three-separate-fatal-crashes-since-friday-morning

7. A woman died after she had spent a day in Nelson hospital following a car crash on Thursday afternoon in Motueka. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/bites/294234/three-separate-fatal-crashes-since-friday-morning

8. Friends of the teenager who was killed in a crash in central Auckland this weekend have described him as a keen comedian and an aspiring radio broadcaster. The crash victim has been identified as St Peter’s College student, Robbie Taylor, who was to start his final year at school in a few weeks. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11575598http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/75962265/one-person-has-died-after-a-motor-vehicle-collision-in-central-auckland.html

9. Crash near Feilding kills Palmerston North man
The driver and sole occupant, Clifford Johnson, 31, of Palmerston North, was killed in a crash in Manawatu. http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/75959316/crash-near-feilding-kills-palmerston-north-man.html

10. Other reported road fatalities since Monday that the blog missed out: Not known.

11. Additional fatalities resulting from serious road injuries since New Year: Data not released.

Ministry of Transport Road Toll (doctored)

mot doctored road deaths 19jan2016
Official figures as of 19 January 2016 [through Monday night]

mot road fatalities
Official figures as of 18 January 2016 [through Sunday night]

Blog estimate: Total of 38 – 41 road fatalities have occurred since January 1.

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