A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life following a
motocross crash north of Auckland.
The teenager suffered life-threatening head and neck injuries
after falling during a high-speed 30 metre jump at a Tapu
Bush Rd property, about five minutes east of Wellsford about
7.30pm last night.
St John Ambulance were alerted by a person at the property. A
spokesman said the teen was wearing full protective motocross
gear at the time of the crash, including a helmet.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew him to Auckland hospital
just before 9pm.
A spokesman from the Auckland District Health Board said this
morning the teen was in a critical condition.