Fatal Crash - Ruawai, Northland
Short description: Fatal crash
On Tuesday 8th of January 2013, at approximate 6.00pm. Police attended a motor vehicle accident on Jellicoe Road, Ruawai.
A motor cycle collided with a Toyota van. Both vehicles were travelling South on Jellicoe road. The van was completing a right turn into a service station when it was struck from behind.
The motor cyclist has attempted to overtake the van while it was turning. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor. The motor cyclist was also not wearing a safety helmet at the time of the collision.
The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by ambulance staff.
The deceased is a local Ruawai resident, male, aged 20 years.
Next of kin have been advised.
Aaron Nigel RUDKIN. DOB 14/09/1992. (Age 20 years)