Chch Today: Cyclist hit by car

Last updated 08:28 30/10/2013

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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

A warm spring day is on the cards with a high of 19 degrees Celsius forecast and north-east winds. However, showers are expected tomorrow and into the weekend.

TRAFFIC

A cyclist has been hit by a car in an early morning crash in Christchurch.

A police spokesman confirmed there had been an accident between a motorist and a cyclist in Avonhead.

The incident happened at the intersection of Withells Rd and Merrin St at about 7.20am.

The patient was male, aged in his early 50s, and was taken to the emergency department in a serious condition.

A car accident has resulted in a diesel spill in Kaiapoi this morning. A police spokesman said it appeared one car had spun out, spilling a "significant" amount of diesel onto the road.

The accident happened at about 7.30am at the intersection of Tram Rd and Main North Rd. Council had been advised of the spill and police were in attendance.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: I have a question for Environment Canterbury about the bus network. Is there [to be] any further upgrades of the current network? Steve Rodda

A: Yes, further network redevelopment is planned for the latter part of 2014. This network redevelopment will focus on the eastern and western parts of the metro network. David Stenhouse, passenger service manager

WHAT'S ON TODAY

What if we knew how our brains worked? Professor Tim David delivers a free lecture about what's inside our head, 6.30pm to 8pm, Undercroft of the University of Canterbury's James Hight Library, Ilam campus.

Support local entrepreneurs at the Worcester Blvd Arts Market, 9am to 5pm, 31-33 Worcester Blvd.

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