Eyewitnesses foil police plot to hide four of today’s road deaths
At least two people were killed and two others injured in a crash in Northland.
Residents near the scene on State Highway 10 reported hearing a loud bang as the two cars collided.
Emergency services were called to the accident, at the junction of Puketona Rd in Oromahoe, Far North about 7.30pm.
Karen Lyman of the Bay of Islands Country Lodge said a truck driver staying with her had witnessed the accident just after it happened.
“He looked up just after the two cars collided head on,” she said.
The two people travelling in one of the cars died at the scene. Four people were travelling in the second car, with two suffering injuries which are not life-threatening. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79482001/Two-dead-in-Northland-crash
Woman killed in Upper Hutt crash
A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Upper Hutt earlier this evening. The collision occurred on the corner of SH2 and Whakatiki Street at 6.15pm.
A female driver was killed at the scene and two others were taken to Hutt Hospital with injuries, Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11631549
Woman killed after being struck by bus in Rotorua
Other Possible/Potential Road Fatalities Today
One seriously injured in Turakina crash
One person was taken to hospital in a serious condition after a vehicle crash at Turakina, southeast of Whanganui. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11631343
Several injured in crash with Hobbiton bus
“A woman was critically (!) injured after a Hobbiton tour bus and two cars crashed near Matamata. Several others were also injured, including bus passengers, in the crash at 1pm on Saturday.
“Four people from the cars were injured. One, a woman in her 50s, is in critical condition in Waikato Hospital. Several people on the bus suffered minor to moderate injuries, a Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said”.
The State’s Deadly Secrets
Truth hurts New Zealand tourism. The average tourist would not visit this country, if they knew true extent of the daily carnage on our deadly roads. Therefore:
To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, or unrecorded by Ministry of Transport [“Minitru”.]
About 2.7 million licensed drivers, half million or so unlicensed/unqualified drivers and more than one million tourists (per year) drive on New Zealand death roads.
A large number of the above drive a vehicle under the influence (illicit drugs, banned substances, prescription medication…), while intoxicated, fatigued or mentally unfit, resulting in inordinate numbers of fatalities and injuries. [Other factors for the carnage include deadly roads, road unworthy vehicles…]
Between 2001 and 2014, New Zealand’s vehicle fleet reportedly increased by 32 per cent, while the population grew by 16 per cent and foreign travel was up by 15 per cent. And over the last 10 years the number of international visitors has increased by about 30 per cent.
[However, Minitru wants you to falsely believe the numbers of road fatalities and serious injuries have fallen instead of rising…]
Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 308 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016