Motorcyclist, driver hurt in crashes
A man has suffered a fractured lower leg and possible spinal injuries after a motorbike crash near Tuturau this morning.
Initial reports were that a car and motorbike had collided on the Lauderdale Bush Rd at 6.20am.
Fire Communications southern shift manager Karl Patterson said emergency services arrived to find a person at the bottom of a gully and a landing zone was set up for a helicopter.
Ambulance southern communications acting team manager Brendan McInnes said it was a single motorbike crash and no other vehicles were involved.
A man, in his 20s, came off his motorbike on a public road and on to a farm. He suffered a fractured lower leg and possible spinal injuries, he said.
He was flown to Southland Hospital by the Otago Rescue Helicopter.
Six minutes later emergency services were called to a second crash on the Winton-Wreys Bush Highway after reports a vehicle had rolled.
The vehicle was blocking the road and traffic was redirected.
The male driver suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Southland Hospital, Mr McInnes said.
The Southland Times