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Fatal Crash, Maramarua - Waikato

Fatal Crash, Maramarua - Waikato

Emergency services were called to the scene of a fatal crash at the intersection of Kopuku Road and Symes Road in Maramarua, at about 3.50 pm on Saturday 11 January 2013.

The crash involved a Kawasaki Roadbike and a Toyota Hilux Ute and is still under investigation by the Serious Crash Unit.

At the time of the crash the driver of the Ute was travelling south and the Roadbike was travelling north.

The Ute was turning into Symes Road from Kopuku Road when the vehicles collided.

The Motorcyclist was transported to Auckland Hospital by Air Ambulance and later died at the Hospital. The driver of the Ute was not injured. The deceased is a 31 year old man from Auckland.”

Senior Sergeant Gael Mockford said that the large number of serious and fatal crashes in the Waikato is very concerning. This afternoon's crash brings the number of people killed on Waikato roads this month to three. In January 2013 only one person was killed on Waikato Roads.

This crash is the seventh fatal or serious injury related crash attended by members of the Waikato Serious Crash Unit this week.

"Every serious crash in the Waikato this week has occurred on rural roads. Police are concerned that drivers are becoming too complacent and not identifying the risks associated with driving in rural areas. Police urge drivers to be vigilant behind the wheel.”

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