Pedestrian hit by truck
An 18 year old
man is in Christchurch Hospital following a collision in
Kaikoura about 4am today.
The man was waking on State
Highway 1 (Churchill Street) when he was hit by a north
bound truck and trailer.
He was treated at the scene by a
doctor then flown to Christchurch Hospital. He is believed
to be from the Christchurch area.
investigators are working to establish the cause of the
No further information is available.
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