31 Oct 2010

More charges likely after woman's death

9:49 pm on 31 October 2010

More charges are likely to be laid against a driver following the death of one of two women hit by a car while on a garden tour on the Kapiti coast.

Shelagh Cotter, 69, was critically injured on Saturday when a stationwagon hit the parked car she was sitting in, throwing her from her seat, over a fence and into a paddock.

She died in hospital on Sunday morning.

Her 62-year-old companion, who had been sitting beside the car, suffered moderate injuries and has now been discharged from hospital.

The women had stopped on a grass verge at Te Horo, southwest of Otaki, for refreshments while on the garden tour.

A man, 37, from Lower Hutt has been charged with drink driving.

Police say more charges are likely to follow.

He is due to appear in the Levin District Court next month.