Motorcyclist dies after colliding with train

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 22, 2021 |

A man riding a motorcycle has died following a collision with a northbound freight train near Otaio.

The man was on a farm track that intersects with a private level crossing when the collision happened just after 5.30pm today.

Waimate Police, together with the Police Serious Crash Unit and Photography section responded.

WorkSafe has been notified.

A police spokesperson said support was being given to the train driver by KiwiRail and Police.

Police are making enquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the Coroner who will release their finding in due course.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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