Motorcyclist dead after overtaking incident

  • 30/11/2015

A man has died after his motorcycle collided with a car on State Highway 1 last night, near Waianakarua.

The driver of a Toyota vehicle was overtaking other vehicles in the southbound lane, and struck two other cars as well as the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist is believed to have been travelling from the Burt Munro event in Invercargill

Police are not aware of any injuries to people in the other vehicles but the driver and passenger of the Toyota have been taken hospital with moderate injuries.

Investigations are still underway, but police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to get in contact with Oamaru Police on (03) 433 1400.

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