Teen critically ill after bike crash

KIRSTY JOHNSTON
Last updated 13:42 17/01/2014

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A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition after hurting his neck and head in a motocross crash last night.

The teenager fell during a 30m jump at a property in the Wangapiro Valley near Wellsford, north of Auckland, around 7.30pm.

He was flown to Auckland hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and remains in a life-threatening condition today.

The boy was understood to be wearing both a helmet and body protection gear at the time.

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