Rider killed at Timaru race track
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.
The Timaru Herald