Road crossing accident leaves girl critically hurt in a motorcyclist accident on the Queen Street bridge in Wellington
A teenage girl suffered a severe head injury after a motorcyclist riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle crossed the bridge carrying a cargo truck and struck her head, a coronial investigation has heard.
A 29-year-old woman was riding at about 5:30pm on the Queen Street Bridge when her motorcycle collided with the left front wheel of a Ford F150 pickup truck.
The left front wheel came off the F150 at the bottom of a short incline, hit the concrete bridge and fractured her skull.
She was conscious but did not know what had happened to her, according to the inquiry into the fatal crash.
The woman who died was 16, and was riding along with two others, in the rear passenger seat of her Harley, according to the Coroner.
A witness who saw the car at the intersection with the bridge said that when it hit the concrete there was nothing he could see but people, which he called “wet raindrops on a waterlogged bridge”.
He said the driver’s side was “scraping” and it looked like the front of the motorcycle had been driven into the concrete.
He said it “shouldn’t be this way at all”, and that they shouldn’t be on the bridge in the first place.
“I can remember hearing the car go really quickly and then going straight across, and then when I looked across it it was gone,” he said.
The Coroner also recorded that the woman was riding along with two other men when she was hit, saying it looked as if they must have been “biking across on the wrong side of the road”.
He also recorded that the driver of the truck had been ejected, which was confirmed by the police crash investigation unit.
Police said that while their investigation was being run by detectives from the crash inve제주출장안마stigation unit, they remained committed to pursuing the “hardest crime on earth”.
The driver of the truck was not arrested.
Witnesses who were on the bridge at the time of the crash have spoken to police.
A 14-year-old girl has said she saw the F150 motorcyclists driving on the bridge when it closed over a section o