Motorcyclist killed in crash not wearing helmet

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Photo / File

A 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Ruawai last night was not wearing a helmet.

Aaron Nigel Rudkin died when his motorcycle collided with a Toyota van on Jellicoe Rd in Ruawai at about 6pm yesterday.

Rudkin was attempting to overtake the van while it was turning into a service station when he crashed into the back of it, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

Police said Rudkin was not wearing a safety helmet at the time of the crash and speed was also believed to have been a contributing factor.

- nzherald.co.nz

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