A 22-year-old man died and another is in a serious condition after two unrelated motorcycle crashes in the Cook Islands at the weekend.
Police sid a man of Cook Islands descent died from the serious injuries he sustained in a crash off the main road at Akaoa, Arorangi early on Sunday morning.
The man is thought to have been drinking and was not wearing a safety helmet.
In the other accident a man crashed on the back road in Atupa and suffered serious injuries.
The Cook Islands News quotes police as saying the contributing factors to the crashes were the same ones that officers repeated; drink-driving, speeding and careless or dangerous driving.