Car vs bike, Coromandel | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

COVID 19 – UPDATE FROM YOUR RESCUE HELICOPTER

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Car vs bike, Coromandel

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whiritoa, on the Coromandel Peninsula, at approximately 11.45am on the 12 September.

A motorcycle rider collided with a car on a sharp corner causing the rider to suffer a serious pelvic injury.

He was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital for urgent treatment.

 

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