Tag: careless driving causing death

Phone with open text found after fatal crash

August 3, 2018 | By More
Phone with open text found after fatal crash

Police found a cellphone with an open text message inside a car involved in a head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist on Queen Elizabeth II Drive.

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QE2 Drive crash death charge

July 6, 2018 | By More
QE2 Drive crash death charge

A 62-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive in February.

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Suppression granted in fatal crash case

June 5, 2018 | By More
Suppression granted in fatal crash case

A Canterbury businessmen has been granted name suppression until trial on a charge of careless driving causing the death of a motorcyclist killed in a Northern Motorway crash in December.

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Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

April 11, 2018 | By More
Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

A man left with a brain injury after a 2007 crash which killed his drink-driving brother has now caused a death himself when he drove through a red light while blinded by the sun.

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Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

April 10, 2018 | By More
Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

A “safe and cautious” driver’s moment of inattention killed a woman and left four people injured in a head-on smash on the highway near Waikouaiti.

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Tourist driver admits fatal crash

January 31, 2018 | By More
Tourist driver admits fatal crash

A Chinese tourist driver who admitted causing a passenger’s death in a fiery crash near Cromwell on Sunday has been disqualified from driving before he heads home.

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Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Licence breaches before fatal crash

August 25, 2017 | By More
Licence breaches before fatal crash

A teen driver received three infringement notices for breaching the terms of his restricted licence before his fatal head-on crash with a cyclist.

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Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

August 2, 2017 | By More
Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

Two vital witnesses who may have seen the accident in which 47-year-old motorcyclist Tessa Tui Conrad was killed were missing at the trial of the man who was today acquitted of causing her death.

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Road layout an issue at fatal crash sentencing

April 6, 2017 | By More
Road layout an issue at fatal crash sentencing

The lay-out of a road in the Mackenzie Basin may have been a factor in a crash that killed two people and injured several more, a court has been told.

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