A 44-year-old Christchurch man in a critical condition after
a suspected hit-and-run this morning has been identified by
Officers are trying to work out how the man came to be found
lying in the driveway of a home on Yaldhurst Rd, near
Riccarton Racecourse, about 6.30am.
Investigators have been conducting an examination at the
man's home, not far from where he was found, in an effort to
piece together information about his movements.
He is described as European and 1.7 metres tall with a medium
build, short red hair, goatee beard and tattoos.
He was wearing red or crimson shorts, a short-sleeved black
polo shirt and a grey fleecy jacket.
A cordon surrounded the property on the busy commuter route
Two police cars were posted outside and a police forensic
photographer was at the scene.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill confirmed the injured man
has now been identified, but his name is not being released
at present. He remains in a critical condition at
Police are now appealing for assistance from the public.
"We would like to hear from anyone who has seen this man, or
any unusual activity, in the vicinity of Yaldhurst Rd and
Racecourse Rd, overnight or this morning," said Mr Hill.