Man on quad drives boy through barbed wire to escape police

POLICE are investigating a serious traffic crash that occurred overnight.

Around 7.15pm, police patrolling North Shore Boulevard have observed a quad bike with three people travelling on it heading south.

Police have attempted to intercept the bike, but the bike has evaded police and driven onto the wrong side of the road.

Police pulled their vehicle over and the bike has come to a stop in bushland a short distance away.

As police have approached the bike, it appeared that the bike has driven through a barbed wire fence.

The rider, a 44-year-old man, sustained serious neck injuries, a 30-year-old passenger sustained facial injuries and an 11-year-old boy was unharmed.

The man has been taken to Townsville Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.


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