Cyclist dies in Palmerston North collision

02:27, Apr 06 2014

A woman cyclist in her 50s is dead after a collision with a truck on Summerhill Drive in Palmerston North this morning.

The driver of a semi-trailer truck involved in the crash was shaken, but not injured.

The cyclist and truck were both travelling up Summerhill Drive just after 7am when the crash happened.
"We are still in the process of piecing together what factors have led to the crash and it is too early at this stage to comment on any potential charges," acting Detective Sergeant Shelley Ross of the Manawatu CIB, said.

The Serious Crash Unit in investigating while officers continue to make inquiries and speak to witnesses.

The woman's name has not been released.


Manawatu Standard