Cy­clist sta­ble

Taranaki Daily News - - News -

The cy­clist in­jured in a crash that killed a Taranaki fa­ther re­mains in hospi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion more than a week later, the dis­trict’s health board has con­firmed. The 66-year-old was cy­cling on State High­way 3 out­side New Ply­mouth be­tween Air­port Dr and Wills Rd on Mon­day, Novem­ber 7 when about 9.30am Wal­lace Noel Flay, who was driv­ing a ute, was headed east to­ward Waitara, North Taranaki. Flay and the west­bound light truck col­lided. The truck was sent off the high­way, crash­ing into the cy­clist. The truck driver and the cy­clist es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury, but it is un­der­stood that the cy­clist, who is in­volved in ath­let­ics, has un­der­gone four oper­a­tions on his legs. ‘‘He has been ad­mit­ted to an in­pa­tient ward and is cur­rently in a sta­ble con­di­tion,’’ a spokesper­son for the Taranaki Base Hospi­tal said on Tues­day. The driver of the ute,

39-year-old Flay, a fa­ther of two young sons and step-fa­ther to a

17-year-old daugh­ter, was killed. Flay’s fu­neral was held at Ea­gar’s Te Henui Chapel in New Ply­mouth on Mon­day. The cause of the fa­tal ac­ci­dent is still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the po­lice se­ri­ous crash unit.

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