A motorcyclist was injured in a serious crash in Central Hawke’s Bay on Friday. Emergency services were called about 1.10pm last Friday to a crash site near Argyll Rd, Otane. “Police received a report of a rider coming off their motorcycle,” a NZ Police spokeswoman said. “They were transported to hospital by helicopter.” A St John ambulance spokeswoman said two ambulances and a helicopter responded to the scene. “St John treated one patient who was airlifted to Hawke’s Bay Hospital in a serious condition.” A Fire and Emergency NZ spokeswoman said they were called to assist paramedics by setting up a landing area for the rescue helicopter. The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter, based at Hawke’s Bay Hospital in Hastings, confirmed it had been called to the scene.