Cyclist killed by truck outside Dunedin Hospital

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash. Photo / Peter McIntosh
Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash. Photo / Peter McIntosh

A male cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck and trailer unit outside Dunedin Hospital this morning.

Police said the cyclist was travelling north on Cumberland St when the accident happened about 10am.

Police have located the truck and trailer at Evansdale, 25km north of Dunedin, and spoken to the driver.

It is unknown whether the driver was aware there had been an accident.

Serious crash investigators and other police staff were still at the scene and police were working to identify the cyclist.

Police are seeking information from anybody who may have seen the incident. They could call Dunedin Police on 471-4800 or provide information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detours are in place around Cumberland St, where the crash occurred. Detours are likely to remain in place over the next couple of hours.

- Otago Daily Times

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