A 25-year-old man has died
after his car crossed the centreline, hit a bridge barrier
and landed in a stream near Havelock North this
Police believe the man was on his way to work about 4.15am,
when the accident happened near the intersection of Longlands
and Te Aute Roads.
"He was heading toward Havelock North, he's come by the
intersection, crossed the centreline at Longlands and
collided with the bridge on the opposite side of the road,"
Senior Constable Corey Ubels of the Serious Crash Unit said.
He was discovered by a family member about 4.40am; emergency
services were called but the sole male occupant was already
dead, trapped in his car after it ended up in the stream.
No other people or vehicles were understood to have been
involved, police said.
The Serious Crash Unit were investigating, however it was too
early to determine what had caused the accident.
"Everything is up for consideration at this stage."
The name of the dead man would not be released until his
family were advised of the accident.
- By Amy Shanks of
Hawke’s Bay Today