Procedures following death on the road

This page contains links to web pages of information and advice on practical matters and procedures that follow a death on the road in New Zealand.

What happens now?

For information and advice on organ donation; seeing, touching and identifying a loved one's body; post-mortem examination issues; return of belongings; visiting the crash site; what happened in the crash; and what happens to vehicles, click here.

Practical issues

For information and advice on informing people; burials or cremations; legal issues; personal finance; the media; memorials; crashes abroad, click here.

Police investigation

For information and advice on the police investigation, click here.


For information and advice on coroners and inquests, click here.

Useful organisations

For information about organisations you can contact concerning all of the above click here.

Coping with grief

For advice for people bereaved in a road crash on coping with emotions, shock and trauma, and getting help, click here.

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