Man hit by car in Aranui dies

Last updated 10:48 12/12/2012

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A man hit by a car in Aranui on Sunday morning has died.

Police today named the man as Gavin James Cotton, 42, of Christchurch.

Cotton had been in intensive care at Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries since the accident, which happened about 12.30am in Breezes Rd. He died at 1.30am today.

Police said it was unlikely that any charges would be laid in connection with the incident.

Constable Pamela Cox said witnesses reported seeing the man wandering on to the road, possibly in an intoxicated state, before the crash.

"This is a timely reminder for people who are out celebrating at this time of year to look out for their mates when they have been drinking," she said.

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