Callout to motor vehicle accident near Norsewood | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Callout to motor vehicle accident near Norsewood

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a single car motor vehicle accident near Norsewood on Wednesday 30 November, at around 1:30pm.

The driver the car, a man in his 30’s, sustained head injuries after his car came off the road.

Local Fire Service was on scene to extract the patient. He was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

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