A pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle in rural
Canterbury yesterday may have been trying to fetch his
skateboard, police say.
The 20-year-old man was struck on Carrs Rd in Loburn, north
of Rangiora, about 5.25pm, police said.
"Initial inquiries indicate the male had walked into the path
of a vehicle, while attempting to retrieve his skateboard
which was lying on the roadway."
The man died at the scene.
Police said speed or alcohol were not believed to be involved
in the crash.