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Driver in Morrinsville triple cyclist fatality crash charged

Monday 6 December 2010, 8:30AM
By New Zealand Police
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MORRINSVILLE

The driver of a car involved in a collision with a group of cyclists in which three people died near Morrinsville has been charged in relation to the incident.

The crash happened on the Walton-Morrinsville Rd the morning of Sunday 14 November.

Waikato District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, said a 23-year-old Matamata woman has been charged with three counts of careless driving causing death.

She will be appearing in the Morrinsville District Court on 15 December.

Mr Tooman said the tragedy had affected four families and he hoped would serve as a reminder of just how quickly situations on the road can change.

"No one wants to see a repeat of what happened, the important thing to remember is the importance of all drivers to maintain their situational awareness and be aware of the conditions at all times."