Girl suffers head injuries after falling from quad bike

Press Release – Life Flight Trust
A girl was injured when she fell off a quad bike in the Marlborough Sounds today.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called at 12:30pm.

The girl who had been on the back of a Quad Bike suffered head injuries.

The helicopter was able to land near the patient’s location.

She was assessed and treated by a Paramedic and then flown to the Wairau Hospital Emergency department.

A Life Flight crew member told RadioNZ that the girl, aged 10 or 11, was not wearing a helmet.

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz

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