Monday, 1 December 2008 - 4:09pm |

Motorcyclist killed in Pahiatua

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a road crash which claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Pahiatua at the weekend.

The crash happened around 3.50pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday, November 30) on Makomako Road when a motorbike was in collision with a Holden Commodore.

The rider of the motorbike, 49-year-old Anthony Jury from Pahiatua died a short time later at the scene. His 45-year-old female pillion passenger was airlifted to hospital where she is currently in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the Holden was shaken but not injured.

Mr Jury, known as Tony, was a local businessman and volunteer fire officer.

The crash is currently subject to an investigation by the Serious Road Crash Investigation Unit to establish the cause.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information relevant to the road crash investigation is asked to contact Constable Andrew Charles on 06 376 0130.

Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Kim Perks on 06 351 2546 or 027 234 8256.