"Fatal crashes offer timely reminder "
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.