Driver burns to death after fiery head-on collision in Opotiki
Posted by te2ataria on November 4, 2016
Sent by a reader in Bay of Plenty of Deaths
Reported road fatalities (Monday – Thursday) climbs to 12
Fatal collision in Waiotahi Beach Opotiki on State Highway 2, Waiotahi – Thursday, 3 November 2016 – 11.50pm
Two vehicles were involved in a fatal crash near the Pipi Beds on Waiotahi Beach Road in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] late last night.
As a result of the head on collision, one vehicle has caught on fire. The driver of that vehicle, who was unable to extract themselves from the vehicle, was burnt to death.
The driver of the other vehicle has been transported to hospital, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/44739
Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] Police report second fatal crash overnight
Not long after the first crash, Eastern Bay of Plenty Police reported a second fatal crash on Reid Road, Ruatoki.
The driver and sole occupant of a 4×4 vehicle was killed in a crash that caused the vehicle to roll. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/bay-plenty-police-attend-two-fatal-crashes-overnight
[BTW – Only 11 of the 12 road fatalities reported by the police have been recorded by the Ministry of Transport, Minitru. –Moderator DH]