A Scottish tourist suffered serious leg injuries and possible
back injuries after losing control of a quad bike and rolling
down a five-metre bank in Wairarapa this morning.
The incident happened on Haurangi Road in Ruakokoputuna,
south of Martinborough.
A 22-year-old Scottish tourist was driving along the road
when she apparently lost control and ended up rolling down a
five metre bank.
The accident was witnessed by people in a car following the
quad bike. The witnesses called 111 and carried the woman up
to the roadside. A road ambulance arrived at the same time as
the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
She was suffering from possible back injuries, serious leg
injuries as well as cuts and bruises, and was transported to
Wellington Hospital Emergency Department in a serious