The father of a Kapiti skateboarder killed earlier this week believes the car that hit him was being driven by someone who knew him, possibly filming him too.
Tristan Hunter, 21, was killed whilst skating down a road near Paraparaumu, Kapiti on Friday.
Father Shayne Hunter said the driver that struck his son was an acquaintance of his son's, whom he had not yet met, Fairfax reported.
"But we will ... he's pretty distraught and trying to come to grips with what happened."
"It's one of those really sad things unfortunately. He [Tristan] was doing what he loved, he knew the risks, we knew the risks," Mr Hunter said.
Mr Hunter says it appeared his son had gone around a corner, come off his board and after the friend driving swerved to avoid hitting him, the car had bounced off the bank and back on to Tristan.
The skater's sister posted on Facebook in memory of her deceased brother: "RIP to my big pain in the ass of a brother. Love you forever and ever."
A person is seriously injured after a car accident in Northland this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Kaipara Flats where a person was trapped in a vehicle.
Police said they are unsure how the crash occurred at this stage.
The patient received back and head injuries, and has since been airlifted to hospital.