Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brazilian Man, Anderson Luiz Dos Santo, Killed In Queenstown - Updated

The carnage on New Zealand's roads continues with the tragic loss of yet another life. A Brazilian man living in Queenstown since 2005 was killed yesterday in a head-on collision approximately 100 metres from Shotover Bridge. He was later named as Anderson Luiz Dos Santos, age 32. Our thoughts are with his family and friends for their awful loss.

View larger map, the accident happened on the bend in the road
There have been scores of serious crashes already this year with at least 13 people killed, at least three of them on two wheeled vehicles and at least one pedestrian. The death toll is already higher the whole of January 2009.  January's carnage includes
  • American journalist, Deborah Howell, who died when struck by a car near Blenheim - link 
  • German cyclist Maria Pusch who was killed in Bulls, Manawatu - link 
  • Diane Wilton-Jones killed at Maungatapu Bridge near Tauranga - link
  • John William Baker, 64 died after his car hit a tree on SH 2 between Napier and Awatoto  link 
  • A serious crash south of Auckland that trapped a woman - link
  • A police officer who was injured when dragged beneath a stolen police car in Christchurch - link
  •  Leith Allan Thomas Hay was badly injured and later died in a head-on crash on State Highway 10 near Kerikeri - link 
  • A woman seriously injured when a truck and car collided on SH 57 near  Ihakara, about 8km north of Levin - link 
  • Two people seriously injured on a notorious piece of road Marine Parade, West of Auckland - link 
  • Two people killed in separate incidents involving a car and a motorcycle. One on Kopaki Road west of Benneydale and the other died on Main Road, Tairua in the Coromandel- link
An appeal has been set-up to assist with the cost of returning Mr. Santo's body to Brazil, but plans to accept donations from the general public have yet to be finalised. see details here.

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