CAR AND TRUCK COLLISION, ATIAMURI | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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CAR AND TRUCK COLLISION, ATIAMURI

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Tokoroa Hospital at approximately 5:00am this morning to meet a road ambulance carrying a 25-year-old female.

The women had been injured in a car accident involving a truck on State Highway 1, near Atiamuri. She had sustained head and abdominal injuries in the accident and required specialist care.

She was urgently transported by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Waikato hospital. It was reported that the driver of the truck was unhurt.

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Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Waikato King Country’s principal sponsor, Westpac. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

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