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.

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