Death and mayhem continues unabated on NZ roads
Posted by te2ataria on January 10, 2017
At least one killed and five injured in Waikato alone
At least one person was killed and five others injured in two serious crashes in Thames this afternoon, police said. Two of the injured are in a critical condition and at least one other has received serious injuries.
The first crash occurred on State Highway 25 at approximately 1:25pm, and the second was on Kopu-Hikuai Road after a car left the road and went over a bank, according to police report. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-one-dies-following-crashes-thames
Other News in Drips…
Another body found on the street, this time in Auckland
The man found deceased near a Te Atatu bus stop early this morning has now been identified, police said in a report.
Initial indications is that there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances, e.g., the deceased didn’t have multiple bullet holes on his head.]
Moderator’s Note: The blog moderators are also aware of a new device used exclusively by NZ police. The “infratometer” is inserted into the corpse’s nether region to assess the cause of death: one expulsion of flatus for natural causes, two for foul play.
Yet another woman in a critical condition in swimming pool incident
A woman has been taken to North Shore Hospital in a critical condition after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at an address in the Hauraki area, police said.
Two in serious condition after Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] crash
Sleeping family awoke to armed intruders invading their home
The male occupant was taken outside, assaulted and was left lying injured on the lawn, police said.
“The victim received fractures to his neck, along with a cut to his head and was taken to Southland Hospital.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/88291991/southland-man-allegedly-assaulted-by-group-of-armed-men
Serious assault in Otangarei, Northland
Police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man after a 42-year-old man was allegedly hit in the head with a piece of wood at the victim’s home in Williams Jones Drive, Otangarei on Sunday. The victim remains in Auckland Hospital in a critical condition. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-police-investigation-serious-assault-otangarei-northland