News from NZ Police
A motor cyclist was killed when he collided with a Toyota van on Jellicoe Road at Ruawai in Northland this afternoon. 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 had 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. He was Aaron Nigel Rudkin.