The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Waitomo Valley Road, south of Otorohanga, just after 11 am on Wednesday 10 January.
The vehicle appeared to have left the road before rolling down an embankment adjacent to the road. A 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were attended to by St John’s at the scene prior to the rescue helicopter’s arrival.
After further assessment by the rescue helicopter onboard Waikato Hospital Intensive Care Unit Doctor and Intensive Care Paramedic, it was determined that both patients were suffering from suspected back, spinal and pelvic injuries.
They were airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.