One Mile’s fatal point of impact

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This is the point of impact on the Connectabus coach that killed a tourist in Queenstown on Tuesday night. 

A 48-year-old Taiwanese woman died about 9.30pm after being hit by the bus near the One Mile roundabout on Fernhill Road as it returned to the CBD. 

Yesterday owners, police and the commercial vehicle investigation unit inspected the vehicle, which a 

Connectabus spokesperson says recently passed its certificate of fitness. 

Tyre tread marks more than 15 metres long remained on Fernhill Road yesterday. 

The coach’s male driver is receiving counselling and will stay off work on full pay until a reassessment next 
Tuesday. The victim was holidaying in the resort with her husband, son and daughter. 

It is the first serious accident for locally-owned Connectabus since it began in 1993. The company says more four million passengers have been carried.