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Fatal road deaths continue to rise

Courtney Winter
Car crash
The two car crash at the Manchester and Kilmore Intersection  Christchurch Transport Operations Centre

For motorists driving this weekend drive to the conditions, wear your seatbelt, don’t drive tired and put away your phone.

Two people have died this morning after a crash at the intersection of Yaldhurst and Russley Roads in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called around 12:20am after a truck and car collided.

Ministry of Transport reports showed that this accident brings the number of road deaths for this week to 25.

Manager Analytics and Modelling Dan Jenkins says at any time on our roads, four simple rules can be the difference between a safe trip or a tragic outcome: keep to the speed limit, always wear a seatbelt and don’t drive while impaired or distracted. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

“We are committed to reducing death and injury on our roads, and we work alongside our road safety partners to do this. But we cannot do it alone, we need everyone’s help to keep our roads safe,” Assistant Commissioner Sandra Venables said.

The Police Serious Crash Unit will continue to investigate the cause of this mornings incident. 




Road Deaths in New Zealand

Fatal crashes continue to rise.