Dirt Biker Airlifted From West Maui Crashsite

October 8, 2012, 7:46 AM HST · Updated October 8, 10:18 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Firefighters on Maui airlifted a Maui man from Kahana Ridge over the weekend after he was injured in dirtbike accident.

The incident was reported on Saturday afternoon about a half mile above Lahainaluna High School in an old sugar cane field, officials said.

Authorities say the 52-year-old man was riding alone when he crashed his dirt bike and was unable to move.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the man sustained non-life threatening injuries to his wrist and leg.

After being airlifted to a landing zone, the man was then transported by medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.

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