Motorcyclist injured in collision

A man was taken to Dunedin Hospital last night with serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a trailer near Haast, a St John spokesman said.

Emergency services were called at 5.08pm, with the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter transporting the man, aged in his 50s, uplifting him about 8.05pm.

The man sustained head and chest injuries.

Constable Robin Manera, of Haast, said the southbound motorcyclist had tried to overtake a farm ute and trailer on State Highway 6 about 1km south of Haast, as the vehicle and trailer turned right into a driveway.

No-one in the farm vehicle was injured.

On the way to the crash, a St John ambulance was involved in a non-injury crash with a vehicle and caravan on the Haast-Jackson Bay road, the ambulance spokesman said.

The ambulance was able to continue to the scene of the motorcycle crash.


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