Motorcyclist killed in crash, 10th death on Waikato roads this year

A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a contracting vehicle in an area of road works near Meremere today.

Accident Source: 1 NEWS

The accident happened on Island Block Rd, just south of the Bombay Hills, shortly before midday.

"We're working to establish the circumstances of what has occurred but it appears a road contracting vehicle has collided with a motorcyclist as the larger vehicle was reversing in an area of road works subject to a 30km/h speed restriction," Detective Sergeant Dave Grace of the Waikato District Command Centre said.

The crash is being investigated by a number of agencies including WorkSafe NZ.

The road, which helps link State Highways 1 and 2, is expected to be closed for several hours.

The fatality is the tenth on Waikato roads this year.