Young motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

An 8-year-old Colville boy suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car on Wednesday. Photo: ARHT

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.



3 Comments

Just wondering

Posted on 06-01-2017 14:25 | By old trucker

Will the Family pay for this rescue chopper to pick up this SCALLYWAG,or are us, WHY is a 8 year old doing this for,Farm road or NOT,SHOULD NOT BE on it, are the Thin Blue Line looking into this,the cost of the Ambulance and Chopper to attend this would be $2,000 at least,PARENTS should pay up,hang on he was another good kid, YEAH RIGHT,my 5 shillings worth, Thankyou No1 in the Bay,10-4 out.

That is

Posted on 05-01-2017 13:20 | By astex

One hell of a dent in a bull bar for 40kph???????

silly

Posted on 05-01-2017 13:17 | By dumbkof2

what the hell was an 8 year old doing riding a motorcycle even if it was a small one. that picture looks like a public road

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