The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 9.30 pm on Friday 12 January to a single car crash on Lake Arapuni road near Waotu. Five woman were all injured when their vehicle left the road and crashed into the side wall of a farmer’s concrete underpass.
The 17-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger received multiple injuries. They were both loaded on stretchers and flown together to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment. The remaining three passengers were taken by road ambulance to Waikato Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.