Man killed in Waikuku collision

07:45, May 24 2013

A man is dead and two children injured after a crash in North Canterbury this afternoon.

A police spokesman said the collision, involving a car and a commercial vehicle, was in Gressons Rd, Waikuku, about 500 metres west of State Highway 1, about 2.45pm.

Both vehicles were travelling west and one was overtaking when the vehicles "contacted".

The car, driven by a man in his 40s with two children under 7 on board, rolled several times and ended up in a paddock.

The spokesman said initial inquiries suggested neither the man nor the children were wearing seatbelts.

The man died at the scene. The children were taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured.

Police were at the scene and cordons were in place.


The Press