Serious crash - Marine Parade, Napier
Emergency services are responding after a cyclist was
struck by a car on Marine Parade, Napier just after 11am
Initial indications are that the cyclist has
sustained critical injuries.
The northbound side of Marine
Parade is closed at the intersection with Ellison Street and
northbound traffic is being diverted down Ellison
More information will be released as it becomes
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