Two people are dead and a family of five are in hospital after a high-speed crash at a Kapiti black spot labelled a "killing ground" by a doctor who went to the scene.
Kapiti emergency services director Dr Chris Lane, who attended yesterday's crash and September's crash when Ms Thompson died, said something had to be done about the accident spot. "There can be no more dithering, a barrier has to go in.
"It's a proven killing ground and no more lives should be sacrificed. A barrier has to be erected straight away."
But how did this cruel stretch of road kill these people?
Wellington district road policing manager Inspector Peter Baird said the crash happened about 400 metres south of a passing lane. "A southbound motor vehicle has decided to overtake at the last minute on the passing lane." The driver had "squeezed" in and as a result lost control and hit the oncoming northbound vehicle, Mr Baird said.
Those damn roads!