Man struck by car named

02:29, Apr 19 2014

Police have released the name of the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle yesterday morning.

He was Alan Hammond, aged 80, of Ashburton.

Hammond was hit by a vehicle on the Hinds-Rangitata Highway, approximately five kilometres south of Hinds, about 3am, police said.

He died as a result of his injuries.

Police said he may have been driving south before parking his vehicle and continuing on foot.

They were seeking help from anyone who was travelling on the Hinds-Rangitata Highway near Hinds at that time, who may have seen the man walking on or near the road.

Police were also interested in any sightings of a White Nissan Pulsar found parked within a few kilometres of the scene.

Anyone with information should contact Timaru police on 03-687 9808.


The Press