The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Turakina Valley at 3pm on Monday afternoon.
A woman had been hit by a falling tree as she was riding her ATV between farms. The woman wasn’t able to avoid hitting the tree and fell from her quad bike, landing under the tree and seriously injuring herself.
At the time she had her 11yr old son with her who suffered minor injuries. The young boy was able to drive the quad bike to the farmhouse and get his father for help.
At the scene, the woman was stabilized before being flown to Whanganui Hospital for further treatment.