Cy­clist knocked off bike, in­jured

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

Novem­ber 18

Po­lice at­tended a car ac­ci­dent at the in­ter­sec­tion of Smith Rd and Pe­ria Rd after a 60-year-old man was knocked from his bike as he was head­ing north on Pe­ria Rd turn­ing on to Smith Rd. Po­lice said a ve­hi­cle on Pe­ria Rd has failed to see the cy­clist and the cy­clist had gone up on to the car’s bon­net and landed on the ground. The cy­clist re­ceived lac­er­a­tions to his face and head, and was treated at Pohlen Hos­pi­tal. The driver of the car was is­sued with an in­fringe­ment no­tice for fail­ing to give way.

Novem­ber 20

A purse was taken from an un­locked car at a Wa­haroa ad­dress. A ve­hi­cle was im­pounded and a 23-year-old man was charged with driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied after be­ing found driv­ing just after 10am.

Novem­ber 22

A young man was spo­ken to in relation to his be­hav­iour. Po­lice have said he will pay for a wing mir­ror of a ve­hi­cle that he broke on Firth St.

Novem­ber 23

A business on Firth St had its roller door bro­ken and pushed away. Po­lice are try­ing to lo­cate the of­fender de­scribed as a skinny Poly­ne­sian man, aged 20 to 25, and wear­ing a cap. He was caught on CCTV footage caus­ing the dam­age. Med­i­ca­tion was taken from a Pe­ria Rd ad­dress.

Novem­ber 18

The fire crew at­tended a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent where a car and cy­clist col­lided at the in­ter­sec­tion of Smith Rd and Pe­ria Rd. The fire crew also at­tended a trac­tor fire on Puke­tutu Rd.

Novem­ber 23

A pri­vate fire alarm sounded on Firth St. The fire crew found a heater turned on un­der the alarm.

State High­ways are man­aged and main­tained by the New Zealand Trans­port Au­thor­ity (NZTA), this means they are funded from taxes, not coun­cil

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