The New Zeland Herald, 6 Oct 2014
Sentencing for a Singapore Airlines pilot who ran a stop sign during a Lord of the Rings road-trip and caused a car crash that seriously injured colleagues has been delayed while one of his workmates undergoes further medical procedures.
Benjamin Yonghao Wu, 32, has admitted two charges of reckless driving causing injury after a crash with a 4WD towing a horse float at the intersection of Weedons Ross Rd and Maddisons Rd, near Rolleston, south of Christchurch last Wednesday about 10.40am.
Singapore Airlines chief steward Chew Weng Wai was a backseat passenger and not wearing a seatbelt when Wu failed to notice a stop sign.
Wu managed to slow down to about 40-50km/h.
But he later told police he didn't want to make an abrupt stop, because it would've been "uncomfortable" for his passengers. Full story