Friday, September 21, 2012

New Zealand: Update on American Newlyweds Involved in Head-On Collision

COMMENT: As a followup to my earlier posting yesterday (September 20), regarding the New Jersey couple, Kenneth Stithem, 31, and his wife, Kristen Steinke, 28, who were involved in a head-on collision with a truck, I must tragically report that Kenneth was killed and Kristen remains in critical condition in a local hospital.

Our condolence and prayers go out to both of their families.

For additional details, please see:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7715464/Tourists-warned-daily-of-killer-crossroads

For those of you who have not read my complete posting of yesterday, please do as it specifically focuses on the dangerous roadways that foreign drivers must cope with in New Zealand, not to mention the risk of immediately having to drive on the "left," upon arrival in the country, often influenced by jet-lag.