Man critical after falling from ute in Welcome Bay

An 18-year-old man has sustained critical injuries after falling off the back of a ute in Welcome Bay.

The incident occurred on Waitaha Road at around 8.45pm on Friday, says a police media spokesperson.

“He is in Waikato Hospital,” says police.

“We are continuing to make enquiries into the incident. Anyone who saw a ute driving on Waitaha Road around this time, or anyone who witnessed the young man falling from the ute should contact police.”

Those with more information can contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers Hotline on 0800 555 111.

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