MO­TOR­CY­CLIST DIES

Eastern Courier - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

A crash in­volv­ing a bus and mo­tor­cy­cle last Wed­nes­day claimed the life of 54-year-old Brett Howard Dod­son. His mo­tor­cy­cle col­lided with a bus on Ti Rakau Drive be­tween Green­mount Drive and Hunt­ing­ton Drive, near the How­ick and Eastern Buses de­pot. A wit­ness near the scene de­scribed am­bu­lance, fire ser­vice and po­lice all gath­ered at the en­trance and exit of the de­pot. Dod­son had worked as an ag­ile pro­gramme man­ager for Gen­e­sis En­ergy since Fe­bru­ary. Man­ager Jen­nifer Cher­ring­ton-Mowat says they were ‘‘in­cred­i­bly lucky’’ to have him as a mem­ber of staff, and his death was a tragic loss. ’’He was an in­spi­ra­tional leader who got the best from his team, and had an in­cred­i­ble abil­ity to mo­ti­vate and bring ev­ery­one on the jour­ney. He was smart, enor­mous fun and a great per­son to bounce ideas off.’’ An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way and po­lice are call­ing on any­one who might have wit­nessed the crash that hap­pened around 4.30pm on Oc­to­ber 25 to come for­ward, phone 09 261 1300.

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