School Bus Crash Near Hokitika

A driver and 17 children were trapped in a homeward bound school bus for 30 minutes today after it struck a power pole on Blue Spur Road, outside of Hokitika at approximately 3.30pm today. Initial reports are that one person was taken to hospital. School bus crashes are not uncommon in New Zealand, which is…

School Bus Crash Near Hokitika

A driver and 17 children were trapped in a homeward bound school bus for 30 minutes today after it struck a power pole on Blue Spur Road, outside of Hokitika at approximately 3.30pm today. Initial reports are that one person was taken to hospital. School bus crashes are not uncommon in New Zealand, which is…

New Zealand’s Deadliest Roads: 61 Deaths so far this year

Source Stuff.co.nzBy Jonathon Howe – Manawatu Standard “The first two months of 2009 have been the bloodiest on record for Central District roads, with the area accounting for more than a quarter of New Zealand’s road deaths. Of the 61 people killed on New Zealand roads this year, 17 died in the Central Police District,…

New Zealand’s Deadliest Roads: 61 Deaths so far this year

Source Stuff.co.nzBy Jonathon Howe – Manawatu Standard “The first two months of 2009 have been the bloodiest on record for Central District roads, with the area accounting for more than a quarter of New Zealand’s road deaths. Of the 61 people killed on New Zealand roads this year, 17 died in the Central Police District,…

Another School Bus Rolls

Another bus has rolled on the way to school. The accident happened on a sharp bend in South Taranaki this morning. Fortunately, none of the 16 passengers or the driver were seriously hurt but six pupils were taken to Hawera hospital for treatment and one child was airlifted from the scene. The children were on…