A man who suffered serious leg injuries in a motorcycle accident on Friday night owes his life to another motorist who called emergency services.
The motorist, Sheryl Metcalfe, says she saw lights shining some distance off State Higway 2 near the intersection with Barrett Road, as she was driving home with her partner at about 11.15pm.
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She says they stopped and found the motor bike, but that it took some time to find the 23-year-old rider.
The young man had lost a leg in the accident and probably would not have survived the night unless he had been found, she says.
“We spent a long time with him keeping him ‘going’. We called emergency services and stayed on giving him encouragement to hang in there. He is one very lucky young fellow.”
The 23-year-old from Katikati is today in stable condition in the hospital’s high dependency unit.