The foreign driver who allegedly crashed into a journalist riding a horse didn’t slow down as he passed, her daughter has told a court.
Peng Wang, 29, a Chinese national, is on trial at the North Shore District Court for careless driving causing injury to Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford last August 20.
Rutherford and her daughter Ella, 13, were riding on Postman Rd in Dairy Flat, north of Auckland, when a car hit her horse, Curious George, throwing the journalist into the ditch.
The 43-year-old’s leg catapulted into her head, the force of which tore the skin and tissue away from the muscle, almost ripping off her leg. She also suffered multiple broken bones and gashes. (more…)
A foreign driver will be chauffeured around the country for the rest of his holiday after crashing into a ute in Marlborough.
Ge Liang had six days of his holiday left when he misunderstood a stop sign at the intersection of Old Renwick Rd and Jacksons Rd, near Blenheim, on Saturday.
A child was taken to Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, after the crash.
Liang, from China, was convicted of careless driving at the Blenheim District Court on Monday.
The 44-year-old and his wife have organised for a friend from Christchurch to drive them around the South Island for the remainder of their holiday.
Neither of them feel comfortable driving after the crash.
Liang told police he did not stop at the intersection because it took him longer to understand what the stop sign meant, and it was different to the stop signs in other countries.
Liang’s decision to hand the keys over to another driver comes less than a month after an Indian man was forced to adjust his holiday plans when police took his keys for driving dangerously in Kaikoura.
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