Skateboard factor in road fatality

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.


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