26 Feb 2015

Truck driver's view was blocked

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 26 February 2015

A truck driver who caused the death of a young Christchurch cyclist could not see clearly out of the passenger's window, a coroner has found. 22-year-old Sharla Phyllis Haerewa was killed in April last year as she biked to Christchurch Hospital early in the morning. Truck driver John Herridge made a left-hand turn on Lincoln Rd and drove into the student nurse's path. Miss Haerewa was dragged under the truck and died at the scene.