Elderly man collapses, dies at Chch courthouse

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 11:51 03/10/2012

Relevant offers

An elderly man has collapsed and died in a waiting area at the Christchurch courthouse.

The man collapsed outside district court 3 about 10am today. An ambulance was called, but no defibrillator was available at the building.

Court officials reported that the man had died.

His death led to the closing of district courts 3 and 4 for the rest of the day. Cases in those courts were transferred to other courtrooms.

Yesterday, a High Court trial was stopped after one of the accused had a heart attack and was taken to hospital.

He has since returned, and the trial resumed this morning.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

Related story: Drink-drive limits lowered

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Then and Now