Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run in Hanmer Springs

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Source: New Zealand Police – Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run in Hanmer Springs

Canterbury Police would like to hear from any witnesses and the good samaritan who went to the aid of a pedestrian following a hit and run on Woodbank Road in Hanmer Springs at approximately 2.30pm on Friday (17 April 2015).

The victim, a 63 year old female from Australia, was struck by a passing vehicle travelling away from Hanmer Springs as she walked on the grass verge about 1km from the Woodbank Cottages.  She was treated at Hanmer Springs for a compound fracture to her right wrist on Friday and visited Christchurch Hospital on Saturday to have assessed and put in a full cast.

The vehicle which struck the victim is described as a silver/grey ute with a stainless steel tray in the flat deck.

Canterbury Police are keen to talk to the man driving a black four-door Mercedes sedan who went to her aid as he may be able to provide additional information that may assist this ongoing investigation.

If you were near Woodbank Road in Hanmer Springs at around 2.30pm on Friday 17 April 2015 and saw a silver/grey ute or witnessed the incident please contact Hanmer Springs Police Station on 03 315 7117.

 

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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