Man injured after tractor slide down hill | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man injured after tractor slide down hill

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Piarrere, east of Lake Karapiro on Tuesday 5 June.
A tractor, towing a trailer, lost traction and slipped down a muddy slope, coming to rest approximately 20 metres down a very steep hill. The 24-year-old driver suffered abdominal and lower leg fractures after he attempted to bail out of the vehicle as it slid down the hill.
 The man was carried to the waiting rescue helicopter by the NZFE and was flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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