A ratbag motorcyclist has fled from cops and smacked himself up inÂ theÂ process, resulting in his demise.
Let’s hope he is an organ donor so some good may come of his poor decision making.
The motorcylist killed while fleeing police in Christchurch today has left behind a young son, his distraught friends say.
The incident began about midday when an unmarked police car was travelling away from New Brighton on Hawke St.
The motorcyclist rode past the unmarked police car at speed and on seeing the car accelerated towards Marine Parade.
The two officers then saw him travel through a stop sign at speed, police said.
They made a U-turn and activated their lights and siren and had just reached the intersection with Marine Parade when they saw the motorcyclist, about 150-250m further down the road, crash into a vehicle travelling in the same direction but turning right into a carpark.
The red Nissan, with two elderly occupants who received minor injuries, had indicated to turn right into the car-park of New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club.
As they were turning in, the rider hit their vehicle and was thrown some 10m, police said.
The male motorcyclist, in his 20s, died at the scene.
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