Farm worker critical after quad bike rolls

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

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