Police are warning of the dangers of window washing, after the death of a teenager struck by a vehicle in Auckland.
The teenager was reportedly jogging across the road in Greenlane and looking in the opposite direction, before he was hit by a vehicle.
"A 16-year-old male window washer was struck by a vehicle on Great South Road on November 27 and received critical injuries," says Auckland City East Area Commander Inspector Steve Clark.
"Sadly, he died of his injuries at Auckland Hospital yesterday."
Inspector Clark says this tragic incident is a reminder of the dangers associated with this illegal activity.
"This is a very dangerous activity, which can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences, as pedestrians risk their safety by crossing in front and around of moving vehicles," he says.
"Since September, window washing is a traffic offence, and those found to be unlawfully washing or offering to wash a vehicle on the road, which was not legally parked, could be liable to a $150 fine."
Police encourage the public to report any window washers they see.