This evening at around 5pm the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waihi Beach.
A 16-year-old Tauranga girl had crashed off her bike whilst riding to the shops, she fell heavily resulting in her being impaled by one of the bikes brake levers inter her thigh.
She was stabilised at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Tauranga Hospital in a stable condition.
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