A farm worker is in a critical condition after a quad bike
accident near Gisborne this morning.
The accident happened about 8.30am on Waipaoa Station near
Whatatutu, about an hour north west of Gisborne.
The 64-year-old man was doing some fencing and was riding the
bike up a fairly steep hillside when the quad bike he was
riding rolled, said Whatatutu fire chief Peter Clarke. "It
looked like the bike had rolled over the man and he had
significant injuries to his chest and back in the accident,"
said a St John ambulance officer.
The ECT rescue helicopter is being serviced, so a rescue
helicopter from Rotorua was called in.
He was admitted to the intensive care unit at Gisborne
Hospital in a critical condition.
- Gisborne Herald