14 Jul 2012

Motocross riders flown to Rotorua hospital

8:52 pm on 14 July 2012

Five men have been flown to Rotorua Hospital after receiving injuries to their arms, legs and in one case spine, at a motocross event.

A helicopter was called to the Tahorakuri Forest at 1.15pm on Saturday. It airlifted three riders to hospital.

At least one rider is reported to have suffered spinal injuries and another a dislocated shoulder.

A second helicopter was drafted in later in the afternoon after two other riders became injured.