A female cyclist died when her bike went under the front of a
truck on Christchurch's Lincoln Rd this morning.
Police said initial inquiries had found the truck and cyclist
were both travelling towards the city on Lincoln Rd when they
collided near the intersection with Domain Terrace about
The cyclist died at the scene.
Black Horse Hotel duty manager Josh Mckenzie, who works near
the crash scene, said the bike had gone under the front of
"I didn't witness it myself and police had it cordoned off
pretty quickly," he said.
"The bike ended up under the truck and it got pretty mangled.
I saw the bike underneath the truck when I was walking to
work - it went under the front of the truck."
Mr Mckenzie said the crash scene was about 20m up a
side-street leading into the former Sunnyside Hospital.
He said an elderly man collapsed and fell off the footpath
while walking past the crash scene. The man was treated by
Police closed Lincoln Rd in both directions, between Annex Rd
and Lyttelton St, while they investigated the crash.
The road had reopened by mid-morning.