One dead in Northland car crash

Photo / File photo
Photo / File photo

A cyclist was killed in a collision with a car on a Northland highway this morning.

Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Doctors Hill Rd at Ruakaka, south of Whangarei, at 10.51am.

Inspector Willie Taylor of police northern communications said a vehicle and a cyclist had collided.

He did not want to speculate on the cause of the crash but it appeared to be at a "tricky intersection''.

Mr Taylor said the occupants of the car were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Further details of the cyclist were unavailable while next of kin were being informed.

Mr Taylor said SH1 was due to reopen about 2pm after it was closed this morning.

The crash came about half an hour after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Lower Hutt.

Inspector Ken Climo of police central communications said the man was taken to Hutt Hospital after he came off a motorcycle on SH58 on Haywards Hill.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The road was closed to both lanes of traffic but was reopened shortly after noon today.

- APNZ

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