Car and truck collide on SH5 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Car and truck collide on SH5

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.

We here at the TECT Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.

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