One fatality following serious crash on Gardeners Road

One fatality following serious crash on Gardeners Road

Canterbury

Canterbury Police can confirm there has been one fatality following a serious crash involving two cars and a truck on Gardeners Road shortly before 4.45pm this afternoon (22 April 2015).  The driver and sole occupant of one of the cars has been confirmed as deceased at the scene.

The death has been referred to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death. No further details of the driver will be released until formal identification and the process to inform next of kin have been completed.

Canterbury Police investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

Gardiners Road will reopen between Sawyers Arms Road and Claridges Road within the next hour.

The driver and sole occupant of the truck was uninjured. The driver and sole occupant of a second car was taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

Canterbury Police would like to thank the public for their patience while Gardiners Road was closed today.

ENDS

Issued by:  Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District.  Mobile:  021 942 404