Motorcyclist in Rakaia crash dies

A man critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Canterbury at the weekend has died, police have confirmed.

Police were alerted to the crash in Dunford St, Rakaia, at 12.55pm on Sunday.

The man was transported by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital, but died as a result of his injuries on Monday evening, police said today.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash were ongoing.



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