Cyclist hit and killed by car named

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A cyclist hit and killed by a car in east Christchurch yesterday has been named by police.

Carl Peter Taylor, 31, was taken to Christchurch Hospital's intensive care unit with critical head injuries after the crash on Pages Rd in Aranui just after midday.

He died in hospital early this morning, police have confirmed.

Police say initial enquiries indicate that Mr Taylor may have veered across the centre line into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Investigations into the circumstances of the crash are continuing.

The driver of the car, who was believed to be a woman in her 60s, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

A police spokesman yesterday said the driver was "upset and shocked''

Police are calling for any witnesses to the crash to phone them on 03 363 7400.

- APNZ

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