At 9 am the on-duty crew for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to a road cyclist crash near Maungatautari, Cambridge.
A 45 yr old Hamilton woman fell from her bike head first onto tar seal road. She received a critical head injury as a result of the fall.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic performed an RSI procedure at the scene, this meant her breathing was supported and the crew could safely transport her to Waikato Hospital.
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