A man killed by a driver fleeing police left home before dawn to secure a park, then sleep in his car for two hours before starting work at Christchurch Hospital.
Kenneth McCaul was driving his Hyundai Grandeur when he was T-boned at the intersection of Glandovey and Idris roads in Fendalton about 4am on Tuesday. The impact shunted his car into a stone wall.
He sustained critical injuries and was taken to hospital, but died a short time later. His was the fifth death relating to police pursuits in Christchurch this year.