Boy hospitalised after quad incident

Add a comment

A young boy is in Tauranga hospital after a car collided with his quad bike and threw him several metres.

The eight-year-old had been riding a quad bike on a Te Kaha property driveway, in the Bay of Plenty near Opotiki, when the accident occurred earlier this afternoon.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter spokesman said he'd been hit by a car while riding out of his driveway and was thrown several metres onto his back.

He received abdominal injuries and was flown with his mother to Tauranga hospital in a "moderate" condition.

The two in the car, tourists from Northland, were uninjured in the incident.

- Bay of Plenty Times

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 09 Dec 2016 09:21:23 Processing Time: 529ms