On Tuesday the 22nd of April the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Makoura Road in the rural town of Apiti.
A young man had taken a serious fall from his motorbike. The man had badly fractured his lower leg when he fell awkwardly and the bike landed on top of him.
He was treated and stabilised at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further medical treatment.
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