Quad bike accident in Little River

SAM SACHDEVA
Last updated 13:35 19/02/2013

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A Little River farm worker has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after his quad bike rolled down a bank.

The Westpac rescue helicopter and the Little River volunteer fire brigade were called out to the private property at Harmans Track in Little River just after 9am.

A rescue helicopter spokesman said the man had been riding the quad bike when he lost control and it rolled on top of him and down a bank.

"He's in quite a serious condition and in a lot of pain."

The spokesman said the man was believed to be a contractor coming onto the farm, although details were still not clear.

The man, in his 50s, was flown to Christchurch Hospital's emergency department with serious chest and back injuries.

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