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Police updates – Fatal crashes Lower Buller Gorge, Helena Bay

Police news 21 April 2024

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 21 April 2024.

Fatal Crash, Helena Bay, Whangārei

Police can confirm a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Helena Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Webb Road and Russell Road around 3.15pm.

The vehicle hit the pedestrian after leaving the road and colliding with a power pole.

Sadly, the pedestrian died at the scene.

‘Police extend our condolences to their family and friends at this difficult time, and they are being provided with support.’

Another person received minor injuries.

The area was cordoned while the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene.

The road is now open to traffic, and motorists are advised to take care as contractors work on the damaged power pole.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Fatal crash, SH6, Lower Buller Gorge

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 6 in the Lower Buller Gorge yesterday, Saturday 20 April.

Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash at around 6.15pm.

Sadly, despite the efforts of first responders, the driver was unable to be revived and died at the scene. They were the sole occupant of the vehicle.

‘Police are providing support to their whānau at this difficult time and a blessing of the crash scene is being arranged in consultation with next of kin.

‘Serious Crash Unit have conducted a scene examination and enquiries are ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.’

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