Motiti Island rescue after motorcycle hits cow

Motiti Island. File photo.

A Motiti Island motorcylist had to be airlifted to Tauranga Hospital after colliding with a cow late on Thursday night.

“Ambulance notified us of a collision between a motorbike and a cow on the airstrip on the island,” says a Police spokesperson.

“We were notified at 10.20pm that night.”

St John report that the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Motiti Island, where the motorcyclist was treated and then transported to Tauranga Hospital.

It’s understood that the patient suffered a broken arm.

There’s been no word on the condition of the cow.

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Poor cow

Posted on 16-09-2019 06:54 | By Lone Star

The poor cow suffered all night & died.