An eight-year-old motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries after he collided with a car in the Coromandel on Wednesday.
Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust communications advisor Kerrie Spicer says the Whitianga chopper crew were dispatched to Colville shortly after 5.15pm.
“He was riding a child-sized motorbike on a farm road and went around a corner, colliding with an SUV travelling at about 40km/h.
“On crew arrival, fire and ambulance personnel were in attendance.”
The boy was subsequently flown to Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital in a serious condition.