Spotted on STOMP last night:
10-year-old Singapore girl fights for her life after New Zealand car crash
A young girl suffered serious head injuries after her family lost control and crashed their car while holidaying in New Zealand.
According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, the accident took place at about 11.15am on Wednesday (New Zealand time).
The Toyota Rav4 the family was in hit a tree and rolled over on a road near Lake Rotorua, a popular holiday destination in New Zealand’s North Island. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The girl was sent to Rotorua Hospital along with her parents, her twin sibling and an older brother. She was subsequently flown to Starship Hospital in Auckland by an air ambulance.
Rotorua Senior Station Officer Jim Prescott told the Herald that the passenger side of the car was seriously damaged, and both doors had to be removed before the family could be rescued. The family were on a two-week vacation and were due to fly back to Singapore on Saturday.
For those who think that it was because the driver was speeding..it is apparently not true!
Rotorua police Sergeant Andrew Lynch, from the road policing unit, said the crash appeared to have been caused by wintry conditions. “While there wasn’t a frost last night it is cold here,” Mr Lynch said.
“We’re encouraging all motorists to drive to the conditions. Slow down, especially on frosty and foggy mornings. These tourists have come down to look around our tourist locations and they’ve misjudged a corner and hit a tree.”
Speed was not believed to be a factor, rather the road conditions.
Credits: The New Zealand Herald
Regardless, the most important thing now is to hope that the poor girl pulls through this accident.
My prayers and wishes goes out to her!