A 10-year-old boy was injured when he fell from his motocross bike and was struck by another motorcycle in the Bay of Plenty today.

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to an area near Whakatane after the accident at 3.15pm.

The boy received multiple injuries including a knock to the head and potential spinal injuries.

He required immediate hospital assessment.

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Paramedics treated the boy at the scene before he was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital.

The helicopter was called due to the distance from the hospital and the possible spinal injuries.

- NZME

ROTORUA DAILY POST
16 Aug, 2015 3:31pm
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