Farm worker injured in quad-bike accident

Last updated 23:23 03/06/2014

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A farm worker was seriously injured when his quad bike and trailer rolled on a hill near Taihape earlier today.

The 21-year-old suffered upper body injuries and was flown to Wanganui Hospital from a rural property at Rangiwae, Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter pilot Chris Moody said.

"The man was found by a farm manager who was alerted to the accident when he noticed the damaged and upturned quad bike at the bottom of a steep hill, several hundred metres down from the point where the accident had happened.''

Moody said the worker, who had come off his bike earlier this afternoon, was found by the manager near the hill-top just before nightfall.

The manager raised the alarm and another farm staff member directed the helicopter crew to the patients exact location.

"Using night vision goggles the crew were able to land close by on a narrow hillside track,'' Moody said.

The man remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.


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