Motorcyclist seriously injured in Paraparaumu

Published: Sat 1 Jan 2011 06:37 PM
Motorcyclist seriously injured in Paraparaumu
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a seriously injured motorcyclist from Paraparaumu this afternoon.
The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard, was called to the accident on McGrath Road just after 2pm.
On our arrival a WFA road crew and a doctor from the Kapiti EMS team were treating a 31 year old Stokes Valley man who was seriously injured when he fell off his motorcycle at high speed. The man had not been wearing a helmet and was suffering from face and head injuries.
The man was flown to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being treated. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Also this afternoon the Life Flight fixed wing Air Ambulance has been called to Gisborne to transport a Wellington man who suffered burns from a camp stove. The man was initially taken to Gisborne Hospital and the Life Flight team, including a Wellington Hospital ICU Doctor and Nurse is transporting him to Hutt Hospital for burns treatment. No other information is available regarding this incident.

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