Police have named a cyclist who died when he was run over by a truck outside Dunedin Hospital yesterday.

He was Dr LiHong "Chris'' He, 34, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago School of Dentistry.

Dr He left a wife and two young children.

He was hit by a stock truck on Cumberland St about 10am yesterday.


The truck driver was stopped by police and spoken to at Evansdale, north of Dunedin.

Police are investigating the possibility the door of a parked car had been opened just before the accident.