Driver in fatal crash ‘pretty distraught’
The 23-year-old woman who drove into a group of cyclists on Sunday, killing two, will live with the tragedy for the rest of her life, her father says.
And as Waikato’s cycling community and the town of Morrinsville grapple with the catastrophe, chief coroner Neil MacLean is considering holding a joint inquest for three cyclists killed at the weekend to determine if driving laws need to change.
Mark King, father of Matamata woman Kristy King, told the Waikato Times she was ‘‘pretty distraught.
‘‘She’s playing the ‘if’ game at the moment, if she’d been two minutes earlier or what if she had been three minutes later.’’
Miss King would co-operate with police, though police hadn’t seen the family yet.
‘‘She’s been to a doctor and is going to get counselling. This is a kid that’s never done anything wrong in her life.’’
Mr King was to contact Morrinsville Wheelers Cycle Club officials on behalf of his daughter to express condolences for the accident which killed Wilhelm Muller and Mark Ferguson and left Kay Wolfe in a critical condition.