Callout to four car collision | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Callout to four car collision

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Tuesday 31 July to a four-car collision on State Highway 1, north of Te Kauwhata. Several occupants of the vehicles sustained minor injuries.

One woman was seriously injured. She was stablised at the scene before being airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The previous day, the rescue helicopter was dispatched at 4 pm to Whakatane Hospital to transport a 78-year-old woman in critical condition to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.


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