A Dunedin police officer directs traffic off Cumberland St
where an elderly male pedestrian was hit by a car near the
St David St intersection yesterday morning. Photo by Gregor
Dunedin police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash in
Cumberland St yesterday in which a pedestrian was hit by a car.
David Norris Duff (79), of Dunedin, was crossing State
Highway 1 at the intersection of Cumberland St North and St
David St about 10.30am when he was hit by a south-bound white
Toyota sedan driven by a 67-year-old East Otago woman.
Mr Duff was taken to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries
and died in hospital ''some time later'', Acting Senior
Sergeant Paul McLaughlan said.
The driver was not injured.
Road and weather conditions at the time were clear.
Acting Snr Sgt McLaughlan said it was understood Mr Duff was
on a marked road crossing when he was hit.
''Police would like to speak with anybody who witnessed the
incident, or was in the vicinity at the time it occurred,
particularly any witnesses who saw the elderly gentleman
crossing the road at the time of the crash,'' he said.
Those with information were asked to contact Senior Sergeant
Phil McDouall, at the Dunedin Central police station, on (03)
The serious crash unit was investigating the incident.
No charges had been laid last night.
Traffic was diverted off SH1 for two hours following the