Another cyclist has died on New Zealand roads following a
crash in the Bay of Islands this morning.
Police said they were called to the crash between car and a
bicycle ridden by a man male on Kapiro Rd in Kerikeri just
The cyclist, identified as local man William Bayliss, 54, was
initially assessed to have serious injuries; however, his
condition deteriorated over the morning.
Police northern communications shift inspector Tony Edwards
confirmed this afternoon Mr Bayliss had died.
The serious crash unit was investigating.
Road closures were in place from the corner of Kapiro Road
and Redcliffs Rd, and the intersection of Kapiro and State
They were expected to remain in place until mid-afternoon.
Mr Edwards said one person was being spoken to in relation to
Today's cycling death follows a raft of other cycling
accidents over the summer - including the death of Auckland
cyclist John Tangiia, 37, earlier this month.