This afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Te Kaha where a 8-year-old local boy had been hit by a car while riding a quad bike.
The boy was riding out of his driveway when the incident occurred. It is reported he was thrown several metres, landing on his back. The young boy received abdominal injuries as a result and was flown Tauranga hospital, accompanied by his mother. His condition was described as moderate.
The two occupants of the car were uninjured in the incident.
For further details please contact the Te Kaha Police.
About Philips Search and Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsor’s, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.