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