Parents of crash victims arrive in NZ
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 3:43p.m.
The parents of a newlywed American couple involved in a fatal crash near Waitomo Caves have arrived in New Zealand.
Kallan Stithem, 31, was killed when the couple's car collided with a truck at the Waitomo Caves turn-off on State Highway 3, between Otorohanga and Te Kuiti, on Thursday.
Mr Stithem's wife of four days, Kirsten Steinke, 28, remains in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit.
The couple were in New Zealand on their honeymoon.
Gary and Jean Stithem and Jim and Gerri Steinke, all from Denver, Colorado, arrived in New Zealand yesterday morning, the Waikato District Health Board said.
In a statement, the parents thanked all those who responded to the crash.
"We also want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the generous offers of assistance from New Zealanders who understand our sorrow and tragedy. The enormous generosity of so many people of this nation has touched our hearts," the parents said.
Police say the car failed to give way as it was leaving Waitomo Caves Road, turning right into the path of a northbound truck.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
23/09/2012 5:35:01 p.m.
What is our tourism minister doing about the visitors getting killed one after the other on our roads.Some thing needs to be done about the driving habits between different countries,They either drive on the left or the right side of the road,and they forget we drive on the left.Rental company!s need to make sure of the rules for foreign drivers,that they understand our rules.before given a car to drive,also camper vans.Also their are different high way speeds around the world,also in rural areas,and cities.Also they should not over take on the inside lane,that few seem to do.
A stranded orca has been rescued from the Kaipara Harbour af...
Viewers overwhelming voted yes to decriminalising soft drugs...
Anna Burns-Francis visited the suburb of Woolston where a ma...
Campbell Live looks at an initiative to get people walking a...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.