18 Sep 2020

Two die on roads after incidents in Thames, Christchurch

1:33 pm on 18 September 2020

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in the main street of Thames and a cyclist has died in Christchurch.

The Thames crash happened in Queen St just after midday yesterday.

An 82-year-old man was taken to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition but later died.

Police say an investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, but they are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Meanwhile, a person has died following a crash in Christchurch last night.

Emergency services were called to the incident involving a cyclist and motorist in Addington on Brougham Street, just before 8pm.

A police spokesperson said the cyclist was taken to hospital in a critical condition where they later died.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.