Police seek legal advice after death

Last updated 12:00 22/07/2014

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Manawatu police are seeking legal advice following the death of one of the women involved in a crash with a fleeing driver in Palmerston North.

Shirley Margaret Greer, 88, died in Palmerston North Hospital last week, some six weeks after the vehicle she was travelling in was hit by another car in Vogel St, Palmerston North.

Mrs Greer was in the front passenger seat of the car with two other women heading to Milson Community Centre to play Scrabble on June 5, when it was struck by another vehicle, driven by Palmerston North man Jonathon Edward James Moore.

Moore was fleeing police at the time of the crash, and has admitted three counts of dangerous driving causing injury.

Following Mrs Greer's death, Manawatu Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said police were seeking legal advice ahead of considering whether they would lay any further charges against Moore.

His next appearance in the Palmerston North District Court is set down for later this week, and he expected they would make a decision before that date.

A 60-year-old woman remains in Palmerston North Hospital following the crash, and the third woman has been discharged.

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- Manawatu Standard

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