Motorbike crash breaks man's ribs

RACHEL YOUNG
Last updated 12:31 25/03/2014

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A man is in hospital with several broken ribs after crashing his motorbike into a fence.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the 45-year-old man crashed on his farm in Ruapuna, near Methven, about 5:30pm yesterday.

The man was flung off the motorbike after hitting the fence, which was about 40 metres from his property.

He suffered several broken ribs and was having difficulty breathing, but it is understood he was able to make it into the house to get help.

The man was flown by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Christchurch Hospital. He remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl was flown to Christchurch Hospital with minor lower leg injuries after falling off a horse last night.

The spokesman said the accident happened about 9pm in Loburn, North Canterbury.

She is expected to discharged from hospital today. 

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