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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    A coroner says a Timaru lawyer died when she crashed off a bike after drinking

    A coroner says a Timaru lawyer died when she crashed off a bike after drinking


    37-year-old Jane Walsh died of head injuries after an early-morning bike crash last month.

    She was a partner at local law firm Gresson Dorman & Co.

    Coroner David Robinson says Walsh had been drinking, and borrowed the mountain bike from a friend to ride home on.

    He says she wasn't wearing a helmet - and witnesses had seen her talking on a cellphone moments before losing her balance over a speed bump.

    Robinson says while it's impossible to know whether a helmet could've saved her life - it's likely the alcohol and the cellphone use both contributed to her death.

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