A 23-year-old farm worker suffered head and chest injuries
when his quad bike crashed into a ditch in Marlborough this
It is the fourth quad bike crash this week.
The share milker was flown to Nelson Hospital in the Nelson
Marlborough Rescue Helicopter following the crash at a Rai
Valley farm about 6pm.
He suffered moderate head and chest injuries, a spokesperson
for the helicopter said.
On Tuesday, Nathan Cleverley, 40, was found with serious
abdominal and pelvic injuries after his quad bike fell on top
of him near the edge of a river at a Matamata farm.
He lay injured for 17 hours, unable to walk after he came off
his quad bike, before being rescued.
Mr Cleverley's ordeal started when he got off his bike to
open a gate and the vehicle rolled towards him. As he tried
to stop it, he was knocked into a deep ditch, with the bike
toppling on to him.
Also on Tuesday, a 15-year-old boy was flown to Tauranga
Hospital with back injuries when the quad bike he was driving
along a road on Matakana Island rolled.
On Monday, a 40-year-old man on holiday in Taupo was flown to
hospital with possible concussion after a quad bike accident
at Taupo Quad Adventures.