A farm bike accident occurred just outside of Albert Town on Friday December 27, resulting in a reported broken collar bone for the driver. It's an important reminder to ride with care both on and off the road this holiday season. A policeman at the scene reportedly said that the man had been trying to avoid riding through a pond of water when the accident occurred.
“Police were called about 12.10pm on Friday to assist ambulance at the scene of a crash on SH6 near Dublin Bay Road, involving a farm bike, which I understand took place off the road,” Police told the Wānaka Sun.
Police and a St Johns ambulance attended the scene alongside two volunteer Wānaka Fire and Emergency NZ crews.
Agriculture is considered one of New Zealand’s deadliest industries, with quad bike related accidents on the rise. Nearly 350 quad bike-related injuries required hospitalisation in the Midland Trauma System between 2012 and 2018, with some losing their life as a result.