1 Jun 2011

Cyclist dies after collision with truck

9:54 pm on 1 June 2011

A cyclist has died in Hamilton after colliding with a truck.

The 57-year old man suffered critical injuries and died at the scene about 2pm on Wednesday.

The crash happened at the intersection of River Road and Wairere Drive.

Police say it appears the cyclist passed a bus that stopped to give way at the roundabout and collided with the side of a rubbish truck which had the right of way.

They say the man was dragged a short distance before being run over by the truck.