Work vehicle rolls down driveway, killing 53yo man on Banks Peninsula

A 53-year-old man has died after being hit by a "work" vehicle that rolled down a driveway in Canterbury.

The incident happened about 4pm on Tuesday in Bayview Crescent, Duvauchelle, Banks Peninsula.

"A 53-year-old man had been carrying out landscape work on a property, when he was struck by an unoccupied vehicle that had rolled down a driveway," a police spokesperson said.

"Medical assistance was provided by members of the public, however, the man died at the scene."

Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the Coroner.

Rolleston Senior Sergeant Dean Harker said there was a group of people doing some landscaping on the property.

"There was a vehicle with a trailer attached which has rolled backwards down the sloped driveway."

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

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