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

 


Police seek information on fatal crash near Rakaia

Police seek information on fatal crash near Rakaia

Monday, 7 April 2014 - 4:31pm

Canterbury

Police investigating the fatal crash between a pedestrian and a car near Rakaia on Saturday say they are still trying to piece together the victim's movements on the night of the incident.

Danny Mathew Hendriks, aged 18, from the Rakaia area, was killed when he was struck by a car on Acton Road, just east of Rakaia township, at around 10.55pm on Saturday [5 April].

Senior Constable Mike Jackson, of Rakaia Police, says initial inquiries indicate that Mr Hendriks had been lying on the road carriageway at the time of the crash.

The scene is an unlit rural road, and Mr Hendriks was wearing dark clothing, he says. He was approximately 700 metres east of the township, and in a 100 kilometre an hour zone.

Senior Constable Jackson says Police are still working to establish Mr Hendriks' movements in the hours leading up to the crash.

"We understand that he had been with a group attending a function in Christchurch earlier in the day, and returned to the Rakaia area during the evening.

"It's believed Mr Hendriks was heading to an address on the outskirts of the town, but at this stage we do not know the details of his movements on Saturday night."

Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a man walking in the area of Bridge Street/SH1 in Rakaia, and Elizabeth Ave or Michael Street to the east of the town.

Senior Constable Jackson says Police have interviewed the driver and two passengers of the vehicle involved in the incident.

Inquiries are continuing and no decision has been made on whether any charges will be laid in relation to the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rakaia Police on (03) 302 7009, or Christchurch police on (03) 3637400.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news