A Hutt Valley man was seriously injured when he was flung
from a quad bike at high speed this morning.
The man, aged in his 20s, suffered multiple injuries when he
crashed at the Upper Hutt end of the Akatarawa Valley about
He was taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition by
the Life Flight Trust's Westpac rescue helicopter.
Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg said friends of the
injured man had taken him to Akatarawa Rd on the back of a
ute, so the crew was not able to see the crash site.
"As we understand it the man was ejected off his quad bike
when he hit a stationary object at a fairly high speed," he
The man was treated by Wellington Free Ambulance staff before
being taken to the rescue helicopter, which had landed in a
paddock about 1km away.
The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.