Greyhound crash inquiry continues

20:00, Jan 24 2014

Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash between a van carrying racing greyhounds and a car before Christmas.

The crash occurred near Longburn on December 23 at the intersection of Karere Rd and No1 Line, just outside Palmerston North.

A 31-year-old labourer from Palmerston North was seriously injured in the crash and needed to be cut free from his car.

The man was admitted to Palmerston North Hospital but transferred to intensive care in Wellington Hospital after developing a brain bleed and paralysis.

He was transferred back to Palmerston North on December 31 and discharged on January 15.

Two people from the van, which was towing a trailer carrying 14 greyhounds, were taken to hospital and later discharged.

Police said three dogs were euthanised and one went missing after the crash.

A police spokesperson said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

"The serious crash unit is in the process of analysing findings from the crash and continuing to make inquiries. At this stage no decision on charges, if any, has been made."


Manawatu Standard