Teenager dies in road accident
Acton Road, Rakaia Fatal pedestrian v car
Rakaia Fatal pedestrian v car
At about 11pm on Saturday
5th April 2014 an 18 year old male has been struck by a car
on Action Road, Rakaia.
The vehicle has stopped and
emergency services have been called but the male has died at
The scene was examined by the Serious Crash
unit and the circumstances surrounding the male being struck
are still being investigated.
The name of the deceased
will be released once next-of-kin have been
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