Another tourist killed, two more critically inured
Posted by te2ataria on April 18, 2016
They were just visiting: Female tourist had no chance!
New Zealand fails another three foreign tourists, their family and friends!
The car had turned directly into the path of the logging truck, police said. “The whole truck and trailer actually lifted up at the join on impact.”
The logging truck slammed into a car full of foreign tourists right before me, said an eye witness on Monday morning.
“It has turned right into the path of an eastbound oncoming truck-and-trailer unit. The passenger side has taken the full impact.”
One female tourist in a grey Hyundai i30 was killed instantly and two others were critically injured in the 9.30am crash on State Highway 29 at the turnoff to Hobbiton, said a report.
“The man who was driving and another woman in the back seat were trapped in the crumpled Hyundai. Both were cut free by firefighters and airlifted in separate helicopters to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.”
The three victims were all foreign nationals from the same family. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79026789/One-dead-two-seriously-injured-after-crash-in-Waikato
Taking a photo in New Zealand could cost your life!
Darryl Richard Kitto, 47, [believed to be a foreigner] fell from a spot popular with sightseers overlooking the Rakaia Gorge, Canterbury , while trying posing for a photo.
On Friday, US tourist, Richard Philip Hyde from Massachusetts, was killed by a reversing bus near Queenstown, while taking a photo.
Unexplained Deaths/ Murder Mysteries
Tauranga community reeling after death of Melanie Floyd
“The 28 year old’s death came four days after her boyfriend, 24, called emergency services to her home, saying he woke up to find her unconscious on her bed.”
RIP. Melanie Floyd died in hospital on Saturday night after suffering critical head injuries four days earlier.
Man v. Train
Train Kills man, 44, in Belfast, Christchurch
A, unidentified 44-year-old male visitor was killed after being hit by a train in the Christchurch suburb of Belfast on Sunday morning. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=13&objectid=11624007
Amazing Journalism Award Candidate
Man dies in Otakou
A 68-year-old man died last night in Otakou, despite a helicopter being sent to what St John ambulance said was a medical emergency.
St John call centre team leader Andy Gray said the helicopter assisted ambulance staff, but the man had subsequently died.
As was normal in such cases, the matter had been referred to police. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/379940/man-dies-otakou
Marlborough police investigate seven suspicious fires in past week [alone]
Occupants flee house as it erupts into flames in Palmerston North
Deadly/ Near Fatal Police Pursuits
Road worker seriously injured by car fleeing police. He was only controlling the traffic, Mr sh*thead policeman. A road worker controlling traffic has been seriously [near fatally] injured by a car fleeing police in Stokes Valley, Wellington.
“The car hit the man, who was controlling traffic as part of a team working on power lines in Stokes Valley Rd just before 1pm on Monday.”
Incompetent Medical Staff
Nurses found in breach over prisoner death
Doctor faulted after patient dies
Moderator N Comments:
Why wasn’t this woman deported?
An Indian woman who tried to smuggle cow urine into New Zealand last year was fined just $400 for not declaring it.
She intended to use the urine for medicinal purposes. “Cows are considered sacred in India.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11624565
WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020.
“A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent of the world’s population [4.3 billion], says the total highway death toll for those countries is 750,000 per year with traffic accidents the leading cause of death for people under the age of 30.”
“The study says the injury toll is more than 50 million, of which 12 percent are hospital admissions, leading to economic costs of around $800 billion or 3.6 percent of the gross domestic product in those 24 countries.” http://www.voanews.com/content/who-presses-asian-countries-to-cut-road-deaths-in-half/3290095.html
- According to our calculations the road toll in those countries is about 17 fatalities per 100,000 of population.
- If the police didn’t manipulate the road toll in this country, you’d find the annual road deaths of about 900 translates into 20 fatalities per 100,000 of NZ population.
Today is DAY 123 of the latest TOURISTS or truth? campaign in NZ
To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, and unrecorded by Ministry of Transport [“Minitru”.]
Declared Road Toll on Friday:
- Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 268 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016