Man dies after bus reverses into him

Man dies after bus reverses into him

A South Island tourism company has suspended all its Queenstown services after a 73-year-old man died when a bus reversed into him.

Police say the man was injured at Mt Nicholas Station this afternoon and was taken to Queenstown Hospital, though has since died from his injuries.

He has been named as Richard Phillip Hyde from Massachusetts in the US.

In a statement from Southern Discoveries, chief executive Tim Hunter says all staff was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the incident.

A full accident and emergency procedure was started by the company following the collision around 1:35pm.

Mr Hunter says the company is supporting the staff involved, and all Queenstown operations have been suspended until further notice.

A serious crash investigation has now begun and police are in the process of notifying Mr Hyde's family.

Mr Hunter says they will work with police and others investigating the incident.

Police would not comment further.