At 10.45am the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the Desert Road, near the 3 Sisters.
The patient was treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic alongside ambulance staff at the scene.
The 42-year-old male was transported to Waikato Hospital in critical condition.
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