Driver injured in Quinney's crash

23:58, Feb 12 2014
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter
CRASH SCENE: Emergency services workers attend the scene of a crash at Quinney's on Tuesday afternoon. The driver was airlifted to Nelson Hospital after being cut from the wreckage of his vehicle.

A manin his 60s was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday afternoon by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was driving near Quinney's on State Highway 6 when his vehicle left the road and rolled before crashing into a fence and trees.

The driver needed to be cut from his vehicle by fire crews and was then treated at the scene by the helicopter's onboard Intensive Care Paramedic for his injuries.

He was flown to Nelson Hospital's Emergency Department in a stable condition for further treatment and assessments.

The crash is the third serious road accident in the region in the past week, following collision that killed 22-year-old Nelson chef Shea Ketish Narayan-Laing on Nelson's Wakefield Quay on Thursday, and a crash at Mariri on Saturday that left a Richmond man with serious injuries.

Meanwhile, a man fell off his motorcycle when he was riding up steep terrain on a private farm near Kikiwa at 8pm yesterday.

He was performing recreational dirt biking stunts when he lost control of the bike and went over the handle bars.

Due to the steepness of the area, the 29-year-old Nelson man had to be winched out from the scene in a specialist stretcher before being flown to Nelson Hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

He remains there in a stable condition.