The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Bruce, North of Masterton, around midday today for a serious motor vehicle accident involving multiple patients.
The two vehicles are believed to have collided head-on at high speed and a number of patients were still trapped in the vehicles when the rescue helicopter arrived.
Masterton Fire Brigade were on scene to extricate the trapped patients using cutting equipment.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter transported a seriously injured woman in her 30’s and her baby to Palmerston North Hospital. Other patients were transported to hospital by the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter and St John Ambulance vehicles.