DEATHS

Fatal crash

Wednesday 9 January 2013, 1:58PM
By New Zealand Police
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NORTHLAND

On Tuesday 8th of January 2013, at approximate 6.00pm. Police attended a motor vehicle accident on Jellicoe Road, Ruawai.

A motor cycle collided with a Toyota van. Both vehicles were travelling South on Jellicoe road. The van was completing a right turn into a service station when it was struck from behind.

The motor cyclist has attempted to overtake the van while it was turning. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor. The motor cyclist was also not wearing a safety helmet at the time of the collision.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by ambulance staff.

The deceased is a local Ruawai resident, male, aged 20 years.

Next of kin have been advised.

Deceased details:

Aaron Nigel RUDKIN. DOB 14/09/1992. (Age 20 years)