Quad bike accident, Waimana | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Quad bike accident, Waimana

This morning the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Waimana to a 32 year old man who had rolled the quad bike he was riding.

The quad rolled over the man who landed in a drain before the quad came to rest on top of him.

He received back and chest injuries as a result of the incident and he was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.


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