23 Jun 2020

Pedestrian dies after being hit by rubbish truck

11:43 am on 23 June 2020

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a rubbish truck in West Auckland.

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Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye/ 123rf

Emergency services are at the scene on Glenmall Place in Glen Eden.

The fatal crash involved a Waste Management collection truck.

WorkSafe has been notified.

Waste Management said the driver was cooperating with police and the company was conducting its own investigation.

"We understand that a person has been tragically killed. We are deeply saddened and are thinking of their friends, family and the community at this time," managing director Tom Nickels said in a statement.

Glendale Road has been closed between Oates Road and West Coast Road.