Motorcyclist airlifted | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motorcyclist airlifted

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Saturday 11 February, to a motorcycle crash near the north Waikato settlement of Waiterimu.

A 49-year-old Piopio man was seriously injured when his bike left the road and crashed into a paddock.
He was treated by St John paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

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