A Red Hot Chili Peppers fan died after he was hit and left on the side of the road this morning as he queued for tickets for the band's upcoming Auckland concert.
A Whangarei police spokesman said the incident happened about 3.25am today, as the teenager slept while he waited for a ticket outlet to open at 9am.
The teenager, who suffered a suspected ruptured spleen and broken bones, was taken to Whangarei Hospital where he died.
Sergeant Graham Povey said the teenager was outside the Rebel Sports Complex, Port Road, when the car hit him, then drove off.
The car was described only as dark coloured. He appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
* The concerts sold out in 20 minutes this morning.
- NZPA, NZHERALD STAFF
that poor poor boy.. and his family was overseas at the time, too....