17 Jul 2013

Cyclist dies following crash in Christchurch

3:29 pm on 17 July 2013

An elderly cyclist has died after colliding with a car in Christchurch.

Police say the 76-year-old man's bike hit the car in the suburb of Mairehau shortly before 5pm on Tuesday and died at Christchurch Hospital shortly after midnight.

A police spokesperson says initial investigations indicate that the cyclist had been travelling south on Hills Road and swerved into the path of a car also travelling south.