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Second fatal motorbike accident in a week on same road

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A 55-year-old man has died in a motorbike accident on the Haast Pass this afternoon, about 20 minutes south of Haast township.

Emergency services are currently at the accident scene on State Highway 6.

The accident occurred about 12.30pm. The 55-year-old male rider died at the scene. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution and should expect delays.

The accident is the second motorcyclist death this week on the same stretch of highway. Christchurch man Steven Nottingham died on Monday just north of Haast.


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