Tag: fatal crash

Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

September 20, 2018 | By More
Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

Police have accepted that no cell phone was involved in a fatal head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist, but questions remain about whether the car driver black-out or dozed off.

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200kmh crash driver described as ‘idiot’

August 29, 2018 | By More
200kmh crash driver described as ‘idiot’

The father of a 32-year-old woman passenger killed in a high-speed crash near Burnham, told the Christchurch District Court that she was “killed by the actions of an idiot”.

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Manslaughter charge over crash

June 12, 2018 | By More
Manslaughter charge over crash

A 26-year-old Christchurch man has been charged with manslaughter over a fatal crash in Russley on January 2.

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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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Police accused of ‘professional incompetence’

June 29, 2016 | By More
Police accused of ‘professional incompetence’

Police have been given a dressing down in court for “professional incompetence” for failing to provide victim impact statements well ahead of a bus driver’s sentencing for a fatal crash.

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Truck in fatal crash ‘had significant blind spots’

June 14, 2016 | By More
Truck in fatal crash ‘had significant blind spots’

A cyclist killed by a left-turning truck was inside the driver’s “significant blind spots” said the Crown as the truckie’s trial began in the Christchurch District Court. [Updated report.]

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$10,000 payment ordered in fatal crash case

May 4, 2016 | By More
$10,000 payment ordered in fatal crash case

A $10,000 payment has been ordered to the family of a young driver killed in a highway crash, but they will have to decide what to do with the money.

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Families speak of devastation from fatal crash

April 13, 2016 | By More
Families speak of devastation from fatal crash

Two families have spoken of their devastation after men were killed in a high speed motorway crash when their vehicle was shunted from behind by an out-of-control car with a driver having a seizure at the wheel.

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Bus driver admits central city fatal crash

April 11, 2016 | By More
Bus driver admits central city fatal crash

A bus driver has admitted that his careless driving – going through a red light in the central city – killed a 45-year-old Christchurch woman and injured a man in the car he rammed.

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Adam Kearns bail bid delayed

March 30, 2016 | By More
Adam Kearns bail bid delayed

An application for release on bail for Adam Francis Murray Kearns, son of the so-called “Black Widow” Helen Milner, has been delayed to Friday.

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