Rider killed at Timaru race track

Last updated 20:22 08/12/2012
Tow Truck
REMOVAL: A tow truck leaves the Timaru International Motor Raceway with a covered bike after a rider was killed on the track.

Relevant offers

National News

How whistleblowing in New Zealand works The Chiefs are losing a star in Aaron Cruden but they have little reason to panic Designer jackets made right here in Taranaki Privacy Commissioner 'names and shames' photo firm over privacy breach Angelique Kerber celebrates birthday with second-round win at Australian Open 'You destroyed my world' Central Otago child sex abuser told Waikanae park-and-ride to be completed in May, but further delays possible Test bouncer victim Lance Cairns says short ball is a crucial weapon for bowlers NZ's 'bomb low': Gale-force winds, torrential rain as low touches down Secret Service agrees to pay $24 million in decades-old race bias case brought by black agents

A Canterbury man in his 40s has been killed and a second injured during a motorcycle race accident at the Timaru International Motor Raceway at Levels.

The man was in a group of riders when the accident happened about midday at meeting run under the auspices of Motorcycling New Zealand.

He died at the scene. A second man was taken to Timaru Hospital's emergency department with serious chest injuries, a St John spokesman said. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in a stable condition.

Police are investigating but details are sketchy. The rider was competing in a race when the accident happened at Castrol Corner.

Constable Tim Hartnell said it appeared that a motorcycle and rider may have collided.

The investigation is still in an early phase but a name is expected to be released tonight.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

Ad Feedback

- The Timaru Herald

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content