A truck plunges over the bank in Te Teko | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A truck plunges over the bank in Te Teko

On Sunday morning at 10.30am TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Te Teko, a small inland town in the Bay of Plenty region. A truck had left the road and plunged over a bank and into a deep water-filled ditch.

The TECT Rescue Helicopter Crew donned full PPE gear at the scene due to the risk of hazardous chemicals from the truck. The accident caused extensive damage to the cab of the truck and the 50-year-old male driver was trapped for several hours while the Fire and Emergency personnel worked to get the man free.

Two tow trucks were used to take the weight of the truck as the cab as it was partly submerged in mud and water from the drain.

He was treated at the scene by St John Paramedics and onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment and assessment.

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