Motorcyclist accident in Tahuna | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motorcyclist accident in Tahuna

On Saturday, March 20, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Tahuna, a small rural settlement near Morrinsville, for a male patient in his twenties suffering injuries that required immediate care following an accident involving a motorcycle and a tractor/trailer.

The patient was treated at the scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

On Sunday, March 21, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Matamata for a patient suffering a severe head injury. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Waikato Hospital.


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