A 14-year-old on his skateboard is placed in intensive care after getting hit by a car in the Bay of Plenty.
The teen from Tauranga was trying to cross the road last Saturday afternoon when he was hit by the vehicle in a portion of Maunganui Road.
It is not clear whether he was carrying the skateboard or riding it at the time of the incident.
He was taken to Tauranga Hospital with a head injury. He is in a serious yet stable condition.
Mount Maunganui Fire Brigade senior station officer Roger Pickett said the extent of the boy’s injuries were unclear at the scene.
“He wasn’t conscious … he’d obviously taken a bit of a bang to the head. He [wasn't] that flash,” he said.
As of two nights ago, the boy is in a stable condition in intensive care.
At 5.30 pm on the same afternoon, a motorcyclist and a van collided near the same spot on Maunganui Rd.
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The 61-year-old motorcyclist from Mount Maunganui suffered severe arm, torso, and shoulder injuries and a possible fracture in his pelvis. The man is in a stable condition in the intensive care unit of Tauranga Hospital.
At 7pm, another vehicle veered from the road and rolled through scrub before resting upside down in a drain.Related Stories:
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