Five-year-old Arthur boy suffers serious injuries in dirt bike crash

Wellington County OPP investigating dirt bike collision in Arthur, sending five year old boy to a trauma centre with serious injuries. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A five-year-old boy is in a trauma centre with serious injuries after police say he collided with a tree while riding a dirt bike.

Wellington County OPP were called to an address on Domville Street in Arthur at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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Police say the youngster lost control of the small 50-cubic-centimetre dirt bike while riding on private property. The boy was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

OPP, Fire Rescue Service and Guelph Wellington Paramedics Service attended the scene.

The child was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted away for further treatment.

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