Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Two killed in Edgecumbe crash


Title: Two killed in Edgecumbe crash

At approximately 11pm last night (Tuesday, 19 February) emergency services attended a double fatal road crash on Main Street, Edgecumbe in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Initial enquiries indicate a Subaru car travelling north failed to negotiate a moderate right-hand bend and as a result the vehicle crossed the centre line colliding with a tree.

The driver, a 19-year-old local man, and front seat passenger, a 25-year-old local man, both died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the white coloured Subaru vehicle on Main Street immediately prior to the crash are asked to contact either the Edgecumbe Police on 07 304 9004 or the Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255.

Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, the wrong class of driver's licence was held, and speed is also believed to be a contributory factor. Further analysis is required to determine whether alcohol is a factor in this crash.

The names of the men are expected to be released later this afternoon once next of kin have been advised.

The matter has been referred to the coroner.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news