Motor vehicle crash on SH1 near Tokoroa | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motor vehicle crash on SH1 near Tokoroa

Two Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopters, the TECT Rescue Helicopter and Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 1 near Tokoroa.

The crash happened just after 1pm and involved two cars that collided on Main and Galaxy Rds.

The crews from the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and TECT Rescue Helicopter were first helicopters on the scene. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedics Nigel Bryant,  Graeme Harvey, and Tony More, provided initial care to critical patients alongside road ambulance crews.

Onboard TECT Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic Dave Harrison, assessed a female patient in serious condition who was transported by road to Waikato Hospital.

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic Simon Burrows assessed another female patient in serious condition who was also transported by road to Waikato Hospital.

A 30 year-old male in critical condition was flown by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, cared for by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic Andy Windle.

 

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