Man hit on cross­ing has died

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An el­derly man struck by a car in April has died af­ter 42 days in Auck­land Hospi­tal.

Shenhe Yu, 71, was hit by a car while cross­ing Block­house Bay Rd.

Sergeant Matt Ford says Mr Yu was run­ning across the sig­nal-con­trolled cross­ing when traf­fic had a green light.

He was struck and suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries, in­clud­ing head trauma, bro­ken ribs, a col­lapsed lung and a dam­aged arm.

Mr Ford says po­lice are wait­ing for post­mortem re­sults to de­ter­mine whether Mr Yu died from his in­juries or ex­ist­ing health prob­lems.

At this stage, no charges have been laid against the wo­man driver, who stopped af­ter the col­li­sion and co­op­er­ated with po­lice.

“There were no con­cerns about the driver’s be­hav­iour dur­ing the col­li­sion,” says Mr Ford.

A de­ci­sion has not yet been made about whether the case will be re­ferred to the coro­ner’s court or pro­ceed to pros­e­cu­tion.

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