A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition following a dirk bike accident southeast of Tillsonburg.

Norfolk OPP say a boy was driving a 2009 Suzuki RM 85 on Tuesday afternoon and trying to perform a jump when he lost control. He was first taken to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to the London Health Sciences Centre with life threatening injuries.

The accident happened at Gopher Dunes dirt track on Highway 59 near Courtland at about 2:30 p.m.