Case 7: Crime of the Week - Oropi Cyclist Hit and Run, Bay of Plenty

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Case 7: Crime of the Week - Oropi Cyclist Hit and Run, Bay of Plenty

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  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - Oropi Cyclist Hit and Run, Bay of Plenty
  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - Oropi Cyclist Hit and Run, Bay of Plenty

Ten 7, Episode

15
27th June 2019

Police in Tauranga are investigating an alleged hit and run on a cyclist on Oropi Road on Monday 3rd June.

Just after 10am, a group of cyclists that were cycling in single file, were passed by two utes on Oropi Road near Kensington Lane. The first ute passed by giving a wide berth, however the second ute drove dangerously close, tooted their horn loudly and as he passed the front cyclist, the ute clipped his front wheel, causing the cyclist to crash.

The cyclist suffered significant grazing and he described his helmet as being ‘mangled’.

The ute was described as white or silver and having a flat deck that is slightly wider than the cab similar to the ones pictured. The number plate of the ute possibly started with the letters ‘NU’

The driver of the vehicle was described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Short Hair

If you have any information that can help track down the driver of the ute, please contact Tauranga Police.