Quad bike victim named
At approximately 11:15pm on
Saturday the 5th of January the rider of a quad motorbike
has fallen from his vehicle on Gardiners Road, Rakaia and
suffered fatal injuries.
He was Andrew Hamish BAXTER aged
45 of Rakaia.
He had been out checking irrigators on his
farm when the crash occurred. He was located on the grass
verge beside the road.
Enquiries as to what caused Mr
Baxter to fall from his quad bike are continuing.
police would like to reiterate that they recommend that all
users of farm bikes and off road vehicles wear helmets and
hi-viz clothing and have the appropriate training.
ask that rural families and communities look out for each
other encourage the wearing of this safety gear.
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