Waitaki Herald : January 27th 2016
Couple able to stay Eviction threat takes its toll P3 Waitaki Herald Wednesday, January 27, 2016 ‘I knew I was in deep trouble’ LEE JAMIESON One of the victims of an Oamaru crash that killed a pedestrian on January 11 says she relives the trauma daily. Daphne George, of Oamaru, a former nurse, has been several times to see her vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, and a Mazda that were hit by another vehicle at an Oamaru intersection. An Oamaru man, 86, driving a green Honda Jazz, apparently lost control of his vehicle outside the Lagonda Milk Bar on Eden St, killing Gerald James Cowley, 67, of Waikouaiti and injuring two other pedestrians. The vehicle went on to hit the Mazda, which was heading north on Thames St, and then George’s vehicle. She was on her way to pick up a friend from Australia at the bus terminus on Eden St. George, who had injuries to her head and was concussed, travelled by ambulance to Oamaru Hospital with the man who crashed into her and an Oamaru teenager whose foot was run over by the Honda. ‘‘I was in the turning lane and the light had gone green, so I got ready to go,’’ George said. ‘‘The first time I looked I never saw anything going on and the second time I thought, ‘it’s going to go green very shortly’, and out of the corner of my eye I saw that green car absolutely hurtling ... and I knew I was in deep trouble.’’ She braced herself firmly against the steering wheel, ready to be hit. ‘‘I never heard the Mazda get hit because I’d gone into lockdown, I think. And then when the bang came, I had an electric fence standard in the boot and it pierced the petrol can in the boot. It was embedded about four inches deep. Looking up, she saw the driver of the Honda slumped over. ‘‘He had no seatbelt on and he was in the passenger side and he was slumped unconscious at this point. I didn’t even turn the car off.’’ Being a former nurse her first instinct was to get over to help the driver of the car that had hit her. ‘‘I clambered around and I checked his airway and his pulse. ‘‘I had a good concussion and I went into that real nurse mode – it was a funny thing,’’ she recalled. She had spoken to the woman driving the Mazda which was hit before her and said both of their cars were considered to be writeoffs. ‘‘I think her car probably did save my life.’’ The second pedestrian hit by the car, a 70-year-old woman, was released from Dunedin Hospital last week. Police said the cause of the crash was still being investigated. Also running for council World champs await P28 Daphne George, of Oamaru, shows the damage caused to her car, hit by a Honda Jazz. Waitaki District Councilfells pine block LEE JAMIESON A 30 hectare ‘‘high value forestry block’’ of pine trees to be felled south of Herbert will be replanted with pines. The Waitaki District Council The accessway on State Highway 1, south of Herbert, where a 30ha block of pine trees owned by theWaitaki District Council will be removed for export. GREAT VALUE $999 bag Friskies Dry Cat Food 100% complete and balanced for growth of kittens and maintenance of adult cats. 1.42 kg bags. Grillers, Seafood Sensations or Surfin & Turfin Favourites. 279610/11/12 Available Wednesday 27th January till Tuesday 2nd February 2016. While stocks last. block was planted in 1982, and had been maintained for optimal development, parks officer Mike Kwant said. Forest Management Limited (FML) and a crew from Tony GREAT VALUE $999 each Schofield Logging were working together to harvest the block and would be removing an estimated eight logging truck loads per day during the next 10 to 12 weeks. It was an opportune time to harvest the trees for export; for financial and seasonal reasons, Kwant said. ‘‘With export log prices having improved from last year and before the weather becomes too wet, now is the right time to harvest the pines.’’ Mallard Duck Dog Toy Cuddlies Soft and cuddly with a squeak. Fully washable. As a comforter, or toy for fetch, chase and wrestle. 121756 $195 SAVE $40 The logs would be exported primarily from Timaru and the rest through Dunedin, he said. ‘‘Because State Highway 1 cuts through the plantation, we are working closely with the [New Zealand] Transport Agency and KiwiRail to ensure all safety measures and operational requirements are met.’’ Transport Agency Otago Southland journey manager Graeme Hall said a traffic man- Dog House Keter All-weather design. Easy assembly. Raised floor for better insulation & for keeping your pet dry. 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