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Police: Bulls biker had been speeding

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/03/2017
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A motorcyclist fighting for his life in hospital after crashing into a car in the Rangitikei town of Bulls had earlier fled from a chasing police car, police say.

The motorcyclist crashed into the car on the main road through town on Thursday evening and was flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a critical condition.

Police said the man had earlier been riding at speed and had failed to stop for officers just north of the town and a short chase ensued.

"The pursuit was abandoned due to the manner of driving of the motorcyclist," said Inspector Brett Calkin.

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash and the Independent Police Conduct Authority will be advised of the incident.

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