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Car roll in Masterton

On Friday morning the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Masterton for a motor vehicle accident.

A woman had lost control of her car and driven off a road ending up in a dry creek bed approx 200m away from the roadside. The New Zealand Fire Service located the woman and had to extract her from her vehicle.

She required medical attention from both the Medics on the scene and the Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic. She was transported to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

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