Motorcycle rider badly injured near Edith

In one incident on Saturday afternoon an 18-year-old motorbike rider was badly injured in a motorcycle accident near the Mt Todd access road north of Katherine.
In one incident on Saturday afternoon an 18-year-old motorbike rider was badly injured in a motorcycle accident near the Mt Todd access road north of Katherine.

Seven road incidents were reported to NT emergency services in a short period on the weekend.

In one incident on Saturday afternoon an 18-year-old motorbike rider was badly injured in a motorcycle accident near the Mt Todd access road north of Katherine.

He suffered a suspected broken arm and suspected spinal injury.

Emergency services said it was believed the rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

In a grim list of other accidents on Saturday:

• 6.15am, Araluen: A woman falls out of a car while the vehicle is moving.

• 6.45am, East Side Alice Springs: A woman is taken to Alice Springs Hospital by St John Ambulance paramedics after the car she was travelling in hit a tree on Sturt Terrace.

• 6.55am, Oenpelli: A car crashed into a tree. The male driver is lucky to escape the crash without serious injuries.

• 11.20am, Darwin: Two people were injured in a two-car-crash on Tiger Brennan Drive. A 24-year-old man is taken to Royal Darwin Hospital by St John Ambulance paramedics with head injuries and sternum pain.

• 12.30pm, Surprise Creek, 1.5 hours east of Borroloola: Three people are involved in a single vehicle crash.

• 3.30pm, Yirrkala/Nhulunbuy: A 4WD crashes on Melville Bay Road. The male driver escapes with minor injuries and is taken to Gove District Hospital by St John Ambulance paramedics for precaution.

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