8 Oct 2014

Quad bike safety improving - FF

5:00 pm on 8 October 2014

The message on quad bike safety is getting out there, despite two recent accidents on Otago farms, Federated Farmers says.

Quad bike safety is improving, Federated Farmers says.

Quad bike safety is improving, Federated Farmers says. Photo: PHOTO NZ

A 13-year-old boy was airlifted to Dunedin hospital with serious head injuries yesterday after he rolled a bike at Millers Flat in Central Otago.

Last month, a Milton man was killed when his quad bike overturned on a farm near Lake Waihola.

But Federated Farmers North Otago dairy chairperson Lyndon Strang said the the safety message was slowly getting through.

On-farm safety was improving, and a lot more helmets were being worn, Mr Strang said.

A crash involving three men on Lake Hawea Station last weekend and thought to have involved quad bikes had been confirmed as a motorcycle accident.

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