Police seek help to identify Christchurch cyclist in serious crash

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The accident happened on Hereford Street at about 6.05pm on Sunday.photos/documents

The public has been asked to help identify the cyclist who was hit by a car in Christchurch city centre last night.

A police spokesman said the cyclist was in a serious condition at Christchurch Hospital and lost consciousness following a crash on Hereford Street about 6.5pm on Sunday.

The male cyclist is believed to be around 60 years old. A spokesman said he was Māori or Pacific Islander, with grey hair and a distinctive large white beard, of medium build and height.

The man was cycling east on Hereford St before the crash at the Fitzgerald Ave intersection.

A police spokesman said officers had spoken to the driver involved in the crash.

However, anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the police.

If you know a cyclist or have witnessed a car accident, call the police on 105 and dial 220821/6712.

-starnews.co.nz

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