Natalie Akoorie

Natalie Akoorie is a reporter at the NZ Herald based in Hamilton.

Quad bike accident leaves 22-year-old man dead

Police were called to the scene this morning. Photo / File
Police were called to the scene this morning. Photo / File

A 22-year-old man has died following a quad bike accident in Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula this morning.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene on Orchard Rd by a member of the public at 7am.

St John Ambulance Northern Communciations team leader Norm Ngatai said initial reports were that the man was trapped but on arrival he was confirmed as dead.

Police Northern Communications Acting Inspector Danny Meade said it was unclear when the accident happened but he said police would not be investigating.
"It's a tragic accident."

He said the matter would be for the Coroner to investigate.

- NZ Herald

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