Teen injured after collision with sheep on Waikato farm
A teenager is in hospital after he slammed his motorcycle into a sheep on a Waikato farm.
The boy was riding his bike at high speed on the Te Kauwhata farm on Tuesday night when he smashed into one of the woolly flock, the Auckland-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter said in a statement.
He went over the bike's handlebars and onto the pasture.
The crew was called at 6.27pm to help the boy, who suffered a leg injury, on the farm in the area's foothills.
They landed at an adjacent farm and treated the teen.
He was then flown to Waikato Hospital in a moderate condition.
"I'm unsure of the condition of the sheep..." the rescue helicopter statement said.