Off-duty cop charged over death of cyclist

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Police officers at the scene of the recent crash that claimed the life of cyclist David Lane in Flat Bush. Times file photo Wayne Martin

Police have laid charges over the death of cyclist David Lane who died after being struck by a vehicle in Flat Bush.

Lane, 69, was riding along Stancombe Road adjacent to Barry Curtis Park when the incident happened just before 8.15am on September 17.

Emergency services responded to the crash.

Police said at the time that Lane, who lived in the central Auckland suburb of Remuera, had been seriously injured.

Later the same day they confirmed he had died at the scene.

Police also said an off-duty police officer who was involved in the incident would be stood down while an investigation is conducted.

The crash was referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority and an investigation would also be carried out on behalf of the coroner.

Counties Manukau Police District commander, Superintendent Jill Rogers, has today said a person has been charged in relation to the crash that claimed Lane’s life.

“An off-duty police officer involved in the incident has been charged with excess breath alcohol causing death.

“They are summonsed to appear in the Manukau District Court on October 21.

“As the matter is now before the courts, police have no further comment.”