Catherine Gaffaney is a general reporter based in Auckland.

Pedestrian killed on Oamaru footpath wasn't a local: Police

The pedestrian who died in Oamaru has yet to be formally identified. Photo /  Daniel Birchfield
The pedestrian who died in Oamaru has yet to be formally identified. Photo / Daniel Birchfield

An elderly pedestrian who was killed by a wayward car in Oamaru wasn't a local, police say.

The 67-year-old man died and five others were injured after a vehicle drove on to a footpath colliding with three pedestrians and then two cars on the corner of Thames and Eden Sts in Oamaru at 11.30am yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Craig Sew Hoy, of Oamaru police, said the man who died was yet to be formally identified and next of kin were still being notified.

He wasn't a local Oamaru man but was from Otago, Mr Sew Hoy said.

The man and the two injured pedestrians weren't related and were strangers to each other, he said.

"The name of the deceased is likely to be released late this morning."

A 70-year-old female suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Dunedin Hospital, while a 13-year-old female was treated for injuries at Oamaru Hospital.

All three drivers involved in the crash were taken to Oamaru Hospital.

Mr Sew Hoy said police were still determining the cause of the crash and it was far too early to say if there would be any charges.

Anyone who has information about the crash or witnessed it is asked to contact the Oamaru police.

- NZ Herald

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