The scene examination of an early morning crash site where a Hamilton cyclist lost his life has been completed and Police have the formal identification process of the victim.
Detective Senior Sergeant Karl Thornton of the Hamilton CIB says though that identification process had been completed Police were unable to release the 34-year-old man’s name as officers were still working to contact relatives in the South Island.
“What I can say right now is our preliminary enquiries suggest that there is no indication that anyone else was involved in the incident which occurred about 1am at the intersection of Hamilton’s Victoria and Edgecumbe Streets.
“A post-mortem examination to be carried out in Auckland on Wednesday morning should give more indications on the contributing factors of the crash and the cause of death will be determined by the Coroner.”
Karl says the need for a thorough scene examination meant a number of City intersections needed to be closed for several hours and Police were grateful for the cooperation of commuters and local residents alike.
“The man was found injured by two members of the public who contacted ambulance staff who in turn contacted Police.
“Detectives have spoken to those members of the public and at this point we still want to hear from anyone who may have seen something happen at the intersection of Victoria and Edgecumbe Streets or who was in the vicinity of the Fairfield Bridge about 1am.”
Anyone with any information on this morning’s incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Daryl Smith of the Hamilton CIB on 07 858 6200.
Alternatively information can be left with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Source: Waikato Police.