Man hit and killed by truck after stepping out of car

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A man was killed this afternoon when he was hit by a passing truck while getting out of a car near Christchurch.

Police said the man was a passenger in a car that had pulled over to the side of Pound Rd, in the Yaldhurst area outside of Christchurch around 12.10pm.

It's believed he had just stepped out of the vehicle when it was hit by a small truck travelling south.

He was confirmed dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

Police said no further details of the crash were available and the victims identity had not yet been released.

Nobody else was believed to be injured, although the driver of the truck was taken to hospital by ambulance for assessment.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital by a family member for assessment.

© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 05 Sep 2015 13:13:11 Processing Time: 839ms