Man killed in bridge crash

NICOLE MATHEWSON AND BLAIR ENSOR
Last updated 11:29 07/03/2014

Relevant offers

North Canterbury

Online lothario Paul William Abbott appears near Christchurch Rangiora woman Kelsi Anne Sherriff admits meth dealing New Zealand Transport Agency investigates State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch Canterbury parakeet Skye becomes internet star Kaikoura Youth Council thanks volunteers with a full English breakfast Top four shaken up for Combined Country Cup finals Gales for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, flooding eases on West Coast Are we ready? What to expect when the Alpine Fault ruptures 'Rare' oarfish found washed up on beach near Kaikoura Rangiora's main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Police investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in North Canterbury say the cause is still a mystery. 

A passerby alerted emergency services after coming across the crash on Ashley Gorge Rd, near Glentui, about 9.15pm yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Johnston said it appeared a 53-year-old Rangiora man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle had hit the side of a bridge.

He died at the scene. 

No other vehicles were believed to be involved, but other contributing factors in the crash were still unknown. 

''It's a bit of a mystery as to someone would crash at this point,'' Johnston said. 

An autopsy is yet to be carried out.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content