The TECT Rescue Helicopter is currently at the scene of the motor vehicle accident on State Highway 5, just out of Rotorua.
The accident has taken place on State Highway 5 involving a car and truck. The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic from the TECT Rescue Helicopter helped treat the patient at the scene but the patient had a serious spine injury requiring transportation via road ambulance.
The crew was tasked before leaving the scene to pick up a STEMI patient from Rotorua Hospital and transfer through to Waikato Hospital.
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