This afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to State Highway 1 near Lake Karapiro shortly after 2.30pm for a motor vehicle accident.
The motor vehicle accident took place on Tirau Road. The driver of the vehicle was extracted by Fire and Emergency New Zealand, a 59-year-old female suffered from moderate injuries.
A 9-year-old male was also injured in the accident and suffered from minor injuries. Both were cared for by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst en route.
Both of the injured patients were flown to Waikato Hospital for further medical treatment.
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