Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck near Nelson

Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck near Nelson

A motorcyclist died in a collision with a truck on SH6 between Nelson and Rai Valley this afternoon. [Wednesday]

The motorcycle was with a small group of riders heading north towards Rai Valley when the collision occurred on the Rai Valley side of Serpentine Straight.

The collision happened on a bend shortly after 2pm.

The motorcycle caught fire on impact and Police believe the male motorcyclist was killed instantly.

The driver of the truck, which was carrying LPG cylinders, was shaken but unharmed. The LPG cylinders were not involved in the fire.

The deceased is not from the Nelson-Marlborough area and no further details will be released until his next of kin have been advised. Victim Support is assisting his companions and the truck driver.

Police have spoken to some witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.

A serious crash investigation is under way.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news