Fatal Foxton crash car 'loaded' with 7 people
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 6:22p.m.
By Charlotte Shipman
Two people are dead after a car loaded with seven people rolled onto Foxton Beach Road near Levin.
While police are still investigating the cause of the crash, police say they’re disappointed the message about drink driving still isn’t getting through.
Seven people were in the Ford Telstar when its 19-year-old driver lost control on a corner, flipping the car.
A 15-year-old by and a 20-year-old woman died at the scene.
“If speed or alcohol was a factor, it’s a sad testament that people aren’t getting the message,” says Sergeant Jeff Lyver.
It is believed the two women and five men who were in the crash are from Foxton and Shannon areas.
“It’s too early to say exactly what’s gone on, but if there were seven people in the vehicle it’s obviously overloaded and that may be a factor which we will look into,” says Mr Lyver.
The surviving five were taken to Palmerston North Hospital. Two have been discharged and three, including the male driver, were flown to Wellington Hospital where they are now in Intensive Care.
The Serious Crash Unite is investigating what cause the crash, it’s not yet known if any were wearing seatbelts.
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16/06/2012 1:32:30 p.m.
rest easy louise and bailey... much love foryou and your families xoxox love you too.
28/04/2011 11:56:15 p.m.
rheana! xx wrote:
bailey! bro i love you so much i know nothing i or anyone does will bring you back but i just wish you were here with us! miss you so much bro xx
bailey did respect his life actually!! he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, he was told the driver would take him home but didnt , its not baileys fult its the drivers hope the rot in hell and suffer for the rest of their lives, like we all have to!! love you bailey forever and allways!!! xxx <3
24/02/2011 11:43:42 a.m.
my love goes out to baileys family and friends. Tutor isnt the same. Louise, i miss you soooo much. it doesnt seen real that your gone. i wish this never happenned. nobody should say anything bad about these two wonderfull people. they were amaizing and didnt deserve what they got. I loved you both.
22/02/2011 9:41:19 p.m.
R.I.P bailey we will all miss you nd even though i dydnt knw you for very long you have got a place in my heart!!! xoxox
22/02/2011 8:18:34 p.m.
rest in paradise bailey, miss you :( x
21/02/2011 6:35:55 p.m.
Aroha McAdam wrote:
R.I.P baileyow and he was technically he is 3
21/02/2011 10:35:24 a.m.
Too many young people are dying on our roads. The parents of these young people will age ten years in one year, brothers and sisters will feel the burden of trying to compensate for the loss of a family member. Welcome to my world. Thirty years later you will still think of the loved ones you have lost every day. Nothing will compensate for the loss and you will never enjoy the laughter and love of those people again. Young people (and older) need to start to respect life. There is no respect in any sector of society today and until this changes and people begin to respect themselves and others nothing will change.
20/02/2011 11:26:44 p.m.
For a vehicle fit for five people with seven people including the driver, it is obvious that at least two were not wearing seatbelts.
20/02/2011 10:32:20 p.m.
Alex Baker wrote:
Bailey rest in peace. taken from us to soon,forever in our hearts.
20/02/2011 10:32:06 p.m.
Such a sad day for everyone. Love to Bailey's family, we are all thinking of you xxx
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