More overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants are killed, or injured in New Zealand than in rest of the “developed” world combined.
English tourist survived Australian holiday, only to be killed in New Zealand
David Banks was “road-murdered” in a two-car collision near State Highway 1, near Oakleigh, about 2pm on Wednesday.
Mr Banks and his wife had flown from Australia and arrived in Auckland about 4am on Wednesday, and were on their way to the Bay of Islands, said Sergeant Simon Craig.
“They had been in Australia for 10 days, they had family there and had planned to tour New Zealand for six weeks. The wife is absolutely distraught, they have no family in New Zealand,” he said.
“The couple’s rental car collided with a southbound vehicle occupied by three people, all from Auckland. Both Mr Banks and the driver of the southbound vehicle were cut from the vehicles by firefighters,” according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11540602
Other Recent Roadkills, murders…
Filipino killed in Waikaia
Mario LELINA, aged 30, from the Philipines, was killed on Wednesday while operating machinery at the Waikaia gold mine.
Murder mystery: 29-year-old woman found dead in Meremere
Killed in Timaru
The 14 year old boy who was found dead at the Caroline Bay Carnival area at around 7pm last night (5 November 2015) was Jordan Logan McKeown, said Canterbury Police. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/death-timaru-referred-coroner
Boy seriously injured after being hit by car
Man in critical condition
A man in his 40s was in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital on Tuesday night after being left pinned under a courier van in the CBD on Tuesday morning.
Female motorcyclist killed in West Coast crash
Police have identified the woman who died in a motorcycle crash on the West Coast on Sunday. She was Maria Antoinette Grafhorst, known as Marian.
Man died while cycling in Coromandel
A man died after suffering a “medical event” while he was cycling on a Coromandel road yesterday. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11539983
Fatal crash on State Highway One in Whangarei
Fatal crash causes delays on State Highway One in Whangarei. One person is dead and another four are in hospital after a head-on crash in Northland, which has caused delays on State Highway One. The two-car smash happened at Oakleigh, south of Whangarei at 2pm. A Whangarei police spokeswoman confirmed one person had died (English tourist, see above). Sergeant Simon Craig said four other people from the two vehicles were taken to Whangarei Hospital with various injuries.
Turkish tourist injured in ‘senseless’ bashing in New Brighton
Police have arrested three teenagers they believe befriended, then bashed, a Turkish tourist before stealing his phone and wallet. Detective Sergeant Dave Parker said the 27-year-old, who was in New Zealand on a working holiday, met the three teens and was taken to New Brighton beach, in Christchurch, about 7pm Tuesday.
Coromandel crash victim named
A former Nelson man who died after crashing his car off a bridge and into a stream in the Coromandel “left an imprint on many people’s lives”, his sister says. Ben Rose, 27, a former Nelson College student, crashed off a one-way bridge at Whenuakite, on the Coromandel Peninsula, before 10pm on Thursday.
One killed in Turangi Crash – Bay of Plenty of Deaths
The crash happened just before 4pm on Hirangi Road Turangi.
It is believed that two cars were involved and that 3 people have critical injuries.
Orlando Bell, 19, was the rear seat passenger in Subaru Impreza which collided with a tree on Te Rangi Tautahanga Rd at approximately 4pm on Monday. He passed away in Waikato Hospital last night. The driver and front seat passenger remain in hospital. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11539937
Fatal mower accident Kamo, Northland -Monday, 2 November 2015
Police are investigating an incident in Kamo this afternoon in which a person died after a ride on mower rolled into a creek. Emergency services were called at about 2:45 pm to Three Mile Bush Road in Kamo where a person was reported to be trapped under a mower.
The victim died at the scene. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39457
Police seek witnesses to fatal Hutt River crash
Wellington – Police are asking witnesses to Sunday morning’s fatal crash near Taita Rock to come forward. The driver of a white Ford Laser sedan lost control of his vehicle on a gravel road beside the Hutt River, hitting a large timber bollard.