Man dies af­ter hit by ve­hi­cle

The Dominion Post - - News -

Passers-by tried to save a pedes­trian af­ter he was hit by a ve­hi­cle near the Kapiti Bowl­ing Club yes­ter­day. The vic­tim, be­lieved to be an el­derly man, died about 8am on Matatua Rd, Rau­mati Beach. A lo­cal res­i­dent, who did not wish to be named, said the in­ci­dent trig­gered a nose-to-tail col­li­sion on the road be­tween two driv­ers as they wit­nessed the man be­ing hit. The oc­cu­pants of those ve­hi­cles im­me­di­ately got out and tried to help the vic­tim, he added. A third per­son stopped and started per­form­ing CPR. ‘‘Then the cops ar­rived ... then the am­bos ar­rived ... I no­ticed them dis­con­nect­ing ev­ery­thing, and I thought, ‘oh, he’s gone’.’’

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