More surgery for trailbike rider

The Balclutha man injured in a trailbike accident in the forestry block above Kaitangata on Saturday faces more surgery today.

Emergency services were called about 11.45am after the man lost control of his trailbike on a private road, crashed into a large rock and was flung into the air.

Senior Sergeant Richard Whitmore, of Balclutha, said it was understood the bike's front brakes failed.

The man received a broken arm, dislocated ankle and several cuts and bruises, he said.

Dunedin Hospital surgeons operated on his arm on Sunday and he is expected to undergo more surgery today.

A Milton man injured after he crashed on Tokoiti Rd, about 7.15am, has been charged.

Snr Sgt Whitmore said the 40-year-old man will face driving charges in the Balclutha District Court on October 6.

It was alleged he had been doing "wheelies and donuts" before the crash.

He was taken to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries.

A driver involved in a crash in the Manuka Gorge on Saturday afternoon has been charged with careless driving.

Snr Sgt Whitmore said the man was the sole occupant of the car when he lost control, resulting in the vehicle rolling.

Police processed two drink-drivers in Balclutha during the weekend.

A 20-year-old Balclutha woman was caught in Charlotte St about 3am on Saturday, while a 32-year-old male was apprehended in Essex St at 1.45pm on Sunday.

The man's licence was immediately suspended, Snr Sgt Whitmore.

Both will appear in court on October 6.

 

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