There has been yet another incident involving a quad bike - this time involving four drunk adults and a child.
The bike rolled about 11.30pm last night on a road near Waimarama Beach, east of Hastings.
All passengers suffered multiple injuries including dislocated hips, broken legs and arms, and head injuries.
None of the injuries are life threatening.
Hawke's Bay police are scathing of the actions of those involved, especially as a six-year-old girl was one of those on the bike.
Senior Sergeant Luke Shadbolt said it is lucky no one died as a result of the incident.
He said it is a real shame that a six-year-old has to suffer due to the stupidity of the adults that were supposed to be looking after her.
The bike was not designed to carry five passengers.
Sometimes the stupidity of people leaves us speechless. We hope that the police throw the book at those who put a child's life at risk through their drunken idiocy.
UPDATE: Newstalk ZB reports:
A six year-old girl critically injured in a quad bike accident in Hawke's Bay has been rushed to Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital this afternoon.
APNZ reports she was flown by Air Ambulance from Napier to Auckland.
A spokeswoman for Hawkes Bay Hospital says she has a serious head injuries.
The child was with four adults who went on a drunken bike ride near Waimarama Beach last night.
The four injured adults including the girl's parents remain in the Hawkes Bay Hospital in a stable condition.
Now that it has been confirmed that the girl's parents were a part of this piece of incredible stupidity, we hope that CYFS is involved.