Shortly after 4pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in Motuoapa, situated on the southern shore of Lake Taupo.
A vehicle had left the road and collided with a tree with the occupant if the vehicle trapped for over an hour. The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic provided treatment whilst the patient was in the vehicle with the assistance of on-scene ambulance personnel and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Once extracted from the vehicle the 65-year-old man was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.
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