Auckland cyclist killed in collision named

All that was left of the bike at the scene of yesterday's fatal accident. Photo / Richard Robinson
All that was left of the bike at the scene of yesterday's fatal accident. Photo / Richard Robinson

Police have released the name of the cyclist killed in a collision with a truck at the intersection of Stanley St and Parnell Rise, Auckland yesterday afternoon.

He was John Tangiia, aged 37, of Auckland.

Police said it appeared Mr Tangiia had been riding down Parnell Rise and was turning left into Stanley St when he collided with the truck, which was travelling straight through from The Strand.

Inspector Cornelius Klussein said the truck driver, who had the green light, did not know the cyclist had come under his wheels until being alerted by other motorists tooting their horns.

"He assumed that maybe something had come off the truck so he parked up to see what was going on. It was only when he got out that he saw that something had happened."

If you would like to pay tribute to Mr Tangiia, contact the Herald here.

- APNZ

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