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

 


New Brighton fatality – Fleeing Driver

New Brighton fatality – Fleeing Driver

Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 1:21pm

National News

At about 1200 hours an unmarked Police Patrol Unit was travelling away from New Brighton on Hawke Street when a motorcyclist rode past at speed. On seeing the Police Unit it further accelerated towards Marine Parade.

The Unit went to do a U-turn when it saw the motorcyclist turn left into Marine Parade, travelling through a stop sign at speed. The Unit activated its lights and on reaching the intersection with Marine Parade, saw the motorcyclist, approx. 150 – 250 metres further down the road, just before it crashed into a vehicle that was travelling in the same direction but turning right into a car park.

The vehicle had indicated to turn right and was in the process of doing so when the motorcyclist hit the vehicle throwing the rider some 10 metres.

It has now been confirmed the male motorcyclist is deceased.

Police are currently speaking to a number of witnesses and investigating the cause of the crash as well as carrying out a review of the actions of the Police officers involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 363 7400.

Superintendent McGregor will be available for interviews at the scene at 2:00 pm.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news