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Shuttle service for injured bike riders

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/03/2017

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dropping one man injured at a trail bike event at Waikato Hospital when it got called back to pick up another.

A 42-year-old Hamilton man was the first man to be flown from the farm event near Naike, west of Huntly on Sunday.

He had chest injuries after a crash. The second man was a 47-year-old from Warkworth, who had a suspected spinal injury after a crash at the same event.

A third rider presented with serious back pain and was taken by road ambulance to Waikato Hospital.

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