A 20-year-old motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet died
when he hit a van he was overtaking.
Aaron Nigel Rudkin crashed into the van as it turned right
into a service station on Jellicoe Rd at Ruawai, south of
Whangarei, about 6pm yesterday.
Both Mr Rudkin and the van were headed south when the
"The motorcyclist has attempted to overtake the van while it
was turning," police said.
"Speed is believed to be a contributing factor [and] the
motorcyclist was also not wearing a safety helmet at the time
of the collision."
Mr Rudkin, from Ruawai, was pronounced dead at the scene.