Short description: Fatal Crash
At approximately 14.55pm, a crash occured involving a
car and a motorbike at the intersection of Birdwood Road and
Crows Rd, Ranui. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
road is closed and diversions are in place. Police are at
the scene and an investigation into the cause of the crash
No further information on the
circumstances of the crash will be released and no details
of the deceased will be released until next of kin have been
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