Emergency services personnel escort a 51-year-old Evansdale woman with suspected chest injuries to the Otago Regional Rescue helicopter after a quad bike rolled on top of her. Photo by Linda Robertson.
A 51-year-old woman was flown to Dunedin Hospital with
suspected crush injuries to her chest after the quad bike she
was riding rolled on farm land near Evansdale.
Police District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Kelvin Lloyd,
of Dunedin, said the woman was checking animals about 5pm
yesterday when the motorcycle rolled on top of her.
Emergency services were called about 5.30pm and she was flown
to Dunedin Hospital in the Otago Regional Rescue helicopter.
Snr Sgt Lloyd said the Ministry of Business, Innovation and
Employment had been advised of the accident.
He also took the opportunity to caution those using quad
bikes of the dangers.
''We're in a semi-rural environment. People using these kinds
of machines need to take more care, and events in the last
few weeks reinforce that.''