Fatal crashes offer timely reminder

Fatal crashes offer timely reminder

Canterbury

Canterbury Police are urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and drive safely after two fatal crashes within 12 hours offered a timely reminder yesterday.

Enquiries are ongoing into a single vehicle crash on Gloucester Street, Christchurch, around 11.15pm where one person died and three others were taken to hospital.

Earlier on Friday, around 11.10am, one person died in a crash at the intersection of Colombo Street and Sandyford Street in Sydenham, Christchurch.

Two others were transported to hospital in a serious condition.

“Restraints save lives, it’s that simple,” says Superintendent Lane Todd.

“Anyone who chooses not to wear a seatbelt only increases their risk of injury or death if they end up in a crash.

“Being properly restrained reduces your chance of death or serious injury in a crash by 60 percent in the front seat and 44 percent in the back seat.”

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating both incidents.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre