Teen skater dies after Auckland hit and run

Police are seeking sightings of a skateboarder in Auckland after a man found unconscious later died. Photo / File
Police are seeking sightings of a skateboarder in Auckland after a man found unconscious later died. Photo / File

A 16-year-old skateboarder has died after a hit and run in Auckland this morning.

Police said the man was found unconscious on the side of Rua Rd in New Lynn just before midnight. Despite receiving first aid, the man died.

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Detective Inspector John Sutton confirmed the teen was the victim of a hit and run.

"The scene has been examined by members of the serious crash unit and police have being conducting door-to-door inquiries," he said.

"Police are appealing to the driver of the vehicle, or anyone who knows who the driver is, to come forward.

"Police are also asking for any family members, mechanics, panel beaters or handyperson who has been asked to fix a vehicle which could have been involved in a crash overnight, or if the driver appears suspicious, to come forward."

Grieving family members gathered at the scene to place flowers today.

A family member told Fairfax the teen was an "awesome guy, full of life".

• If you know anything about this please phone Waitakere Police on 09 837 9511 or anonymous tip line Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

- NZ Herald

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