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.


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.