17 Sep 2012

Driver remanded over fatal Christchurch crash

1:02 pm on 17 September 2012

A teenager has appeared in the Christchurch District Court in connection with a fatal hit-and-run.

One man died and another is in hospital with a broken leg after being hit by a car in the suburb of Hornby at 11pm on Saturday.

Harry Philip Silcock, 18, has been charged with failing to stop and ascertain injury and render assistance.

Mr Silcock, a welder from the suburb of Burnham, handed himself in at the central Christchurch police station with his mother on Sunday.

Police say Mr Silcock was the driver of a car that hit people standing on the side of Shands Road, near Marshs Road.

They say he may have been racing or trying to overtake another vehicle.

In court on Monday the 18-year-old had his head bowed and did not speak.

The teenager has been remanded on bail until 1 October and is not allowed to consume alcohol or drive. Police say further charges are likely.

Mr Silcock's lawyer James Rapley says his client is extremely remorseful and it is a huge shock for his family.

The driver of a second car believed to have been at the scene had also come forward but on Monday no charges had been laid.