NO change to official road toll despite additional fatalities
Posted by te2ataria on August 12, 2016
Man dies in hospital after crash into tree near Oamaru; wife in serious (!) condition
North Otago man Ronald Martin Scott has died in hospital a day after a serious crash south of Oamaru about 7.35pm on Wednesday, August 10.
He and his wife were airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after their vehicle crashed off State Highway 1. Scott died overnight on Thursday. His wife remained in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital. http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/83124656/north-otago-man-dies-in-hospital-after-crash-into-tree-near-oamaru
Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 561 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand: Total investment in NZ$ 322,279 million, according to the a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 3: Only 195
- No. of reported road fatalities between 2 and 12 August: At least 15 (See below!)
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 12: Only 202
Doctored road toll as of August 3, 2016
Doctored road toll released on August 12, 2016
1. North Otago man Ronald Martin Scott has died in hospital a day after a serious crash south of Oamaru about 7.35pm on Wednesday, August 10. [See above!]
2. Rotorua teen Moana Matthews, killed in police chase, had big dreams
Moana Matthews, described as being an “amazing” 17-year-old from Rotorua, who dreamed of travelling the world, but was instead killed in a police chase. Three others received injuries. She studied tourism at the New Zealand School of Tourism in Rotorua this year. [Teenage lives matter!]
Police were involved in 3,022 pursuits in the year to May 31, according to a report. At least five people – including a minimum of three teenagers – were killed in crashes linked to a pursuit.
- Police pursuits: 3 teens killed, one in a coma, 3 others seriously injured… all in one week!
- Eden Nathan, 16, was murdered as a result of the police chase in the suburb of Mangere.
3 – 5. Third person killed on Taranaki roads in five days
Barry Charles Higgs was the motorcyclist killed in a crash near Mahoe in Stratford on Sunday afternoon. On Friday night, Cam William Waterhouse, 27, was killed after a single car crash on State Highway 3, north of Egmont Village. And two days earlier, Wilson Moka Rakete was killed following a two car collision on Mountain Rd, just south of Eltham. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82904341/Motorcyclist-third-person-to-die-on-Taranaki-roads-in-five-days
6 – 10. Five Tongan migrant workers killed in New Zealand
At least eight people were killed after 4 crashes in just over 8 hours, between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Additionally, a man in his 30s, and father of three young children, was killed in a car crash near State Highway 12 close to the Northland town of Rawene on Monday night.
11 and 12. Canterbury couple Helen and Nelson Ashley killed in ‘tragic accident’
A couple who “did everything together” died on the same day after a crash in North Canterbury. Helen Marion Ashley and her husband, Nelson Richard Ashley, were taken to Christchurch Hospital after the crash on Flaxton Rd, west of Christchurch on Friday, but did not survive their injuries. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82935244/Elderly-Canterbury-couple-Helen-and-Nelson-Ashley-die-in-tragic-accident
13. One dead after truck crash in Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Trevor Adams died when the truck he was driving crashed on State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82737395/logging-truck-rolls-in-the-wairau-valley-marlborough
Already counted. One killed after crash near Eltham in Taranaki [See Taranaki toll above]
A man has been killed and another seriously injured after a crash in South Taranaki early Wednesday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/82758077/one-dead-after-serious-crash-near-eltham-in-taranaki
14. Woman killed in early morning south Auckland crash
A woman was killed after apparently being hit by a reversing ute in south Auckland early on Wednesday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/82757533/70yearold-woman-killed-in-early-morning-south-auckland-smash
15. Father of three killed in Northland crash
The man killed in a car crash near the Northland town of Rawene was a father of three young children. The crash occurred on Rawene Rd, near State Highway 12, on Monday night. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/82714695/one-dead-in-northland-crash